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Ask Pop: Car History—When were keys first used to start a car?

Erwin A. Thompson, answer man QUESTION When did automobiles first get a keyed start? Were they keyed in 1919, the year of my current novel? Was it a crank, a push button? I have scoured the internet and while there is info abounding on the classic cars, the keyed start seems of no interest to […]