Edward Ringwood Hewitt (1866-1957)
American maker of automobiles.
1866 Born in New Jersey
1900 Edward Hewitt 33, chemist, lived in New York City with Mary A Hewitt 31, Camden Hewitt 6 Ashley Hewitt 4, M C Hewitt 10 months, Emma J Ashley 64
He later designed a "gas buggy" along the lines of an Oldsmobile; this machine was built by the Adams Manufacturing Co. The Adams had a supposedly foolproof epicyclic transmission with a 10 hp single-cylinder engine.
Hewitt returned to the United States to manufacture similar cars under his own name, after which more conventional shaft-driven cars with vertical engines were produced (beginning in 1906) as Adams.
1910 Edward R Hewitt 43, Automobile Manufacturer, on Own Account, lived in New York city with Mary A Hewitt 43, Candace Hewitt 16, Ashley Hewitt 14, Lucy Hewitt 10, Abram Hewitt 8
1957 Died in New York City