Founder of Cadillac & Lincoln Motor Co.
LELAND, Henry M. (1843-1932). Inventor, businessman who made tools for the manufacture of rifles in the Civil War. In 1890, he organized Leland & Faulconer Mfg. Co. to build engines for the automobile makers. Founder of Cadillac Motor Car Co. (1902) and created his own motorcar, the Model A Cadillac. In 1917, he founded the Lincoln Motor Co. which later passed on to Henry Ford. Some of Leland’s innovations are the V-8 engine, storage battery ignition, electric lighting, electric starting and thermostatic control of the engine temperatures. His signature is scarcer than those of Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford and Olds. A fabulous signature, well centered on a large card............... $950.00
One of the Scarcest Signatures of all Automotive Pioneers