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The 1915 Velie as advertised in the Literary Digest

The Velie was an automobile brand produced by the Velie Motors Corporation of Moline, Illinois (United States) from 1908 to 1929. The company was founded by and named for Willard Velie, a maternal grandson of John Deere. A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Moline is a city located in Rock Island County, Illinois. ... 1908 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... John Deere For information on the John Deere manufacturing company, please see the Deere & Company article. ...


Velie produced 9,000 vehicles in 1920. During the 1920s, the Velie's were powered by an L-head six cylinder Continental engine; in 1926 a straight eight Lycoming engine was also offered. In 1924, Velie began installing Westinghouse electric ignitions in their cars. Velie's Royal Sedan body was one of the first cars designed with a raked "A" pillar, which gave its windshield a significant angle from the top to the base. 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Sometimes referred to as the Roaring Twenties. Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy Gun. ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Lycoming engine were produced by Lycoming, one of the Errett Lobban Cords companies and were used in his Cord and Auburn brands as well as by independent automobile manufacturers in the United States of America in 1920s and 1930s. ... 1924 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Westinghouse could refer to the company: Westinghouse Electric Corporation Westinghouse is also the name of the founder of that company: George Westinghouse Also with the name Westinghouse: Westinghouse air brake This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The windshield or windscreen of an aircraft, automobile, or motorcycle, is the front window. ...


Willard Velie died in the fall of 1928, and his disconitinued the Velie automobile in January, 1929. Velie's son, who had hoped to enter the airplane business died four months after his father. 1928 was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ...


According to the Velie Register, 217 Velie's are known to exist as of 2000.


External links

The Velie Registry (http://home.earthlink.net/~velie1/)


History of the Velie (http://www.angelfire.com/mt/velie/)


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