Category: George B Selden

How Henry Ford Zapped a Licensing Monopoly, Henry and the Selden Patent –  Melvin D. Barger @FEE.org

How Henry Ford Zapped a Licensing Monopoly, Henry and the Selden Patent – Melvin D. Barger @FEE.org

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Melvin Barger’s story of how Henry Ford beat the  Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers (ALAM) attempt to impose the 1895 Selden patent on the fledgling US auto industry  in 1903.

George B Selden driving an automobile in 1905

 

 

Read Melvin’s article here

Even after winning, Ford remained something of an outsider with his A.L.A.M. competitors.