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2 guys

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The 2 gentlemen pictured below are seen sitting on a 'flyer' (self-propelled) named after both of them.

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Tho their intention was serious for automobile production, such was quite brief,

yet their names are well known today,

and many of you have no doubt utilized product -in part- manufactured under those same names.

Which is...?

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{checks..} Do not believe so.... every locale mention I can find RE their lives is NOT from PA.

Further info: the vehicle pictured was built by these 2 guys for about 3 years, and 1 source claims it was the cheapest US vehicle ever in price.

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Today, the names are known via product ownership by many millions worldwide annually.

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How about Stephen Foster Briggs and Harold M. Stratton?

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Olds Guy does win!

Apparently B&S took over production of the Smith FLyer ('17-20), produced it themselves from '20-23, then still later it was known as the 'Auto Red Bug' ('23-28). Wiki says it was $125-150 - seems appropriate when you learn that the wooden planks they're sitting on are both the 'car' floor AND the "suspension".

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I kind of guessed, but since I didnt know their first names I had to look those up and when I did it confirmed the "flyer".

Cool question, I learned something.

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Cool...most of the Snappers I grew up mowing on had Briggs & Stratton engines, except for one that had a troubled Tecumseh.

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