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Edward Gowen

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Edward Gowen was born in Delaware back in1870. He studied engineering in Philadelphia in 1888. He took his knowledge of pressed steel and worked in the railroad industry. He started with the Pullman Company on a contract for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He started his own company in 1912 which in turn landed him a deal with the Dodge brothers.   Due to his success with the Dodge brothers he was contacted by William Morris, founder of Morris Motors Limited in the United Kingdom. Other joint ventures included Ambi Maschinenbau and Andre Citroen. He helped create the Pioneer Zephyr however during WWII he was the original maker of the Bazooka projectile and the rifle grenade. His company was also instrumental in the development of the radial disk brake. I guess now is as good s a time to tell you I’m writing about Edward Gowen Budd.

He died in 1946 at 70 in Pennsylvania. Now can you tell me what he will forever be written in the history books for? You’re in luck because I know the answer to that one. While working for the Pullman Company he had a vision and followed it. He founded the Budd Company which specialized in the manufacture of pressed-steel chassis frames for automobiles.  A first in the automobile industry.

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Carolyn Crispin
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO
Crispin Team Sells Branson Homes Land & Commercial

So many americans that made this country and the world where it is today!

Jul 26, 2016 10:21 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It amazes me how many people contributed great discoveries to make this country great.

Jul 26, 2016 10:36 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

Somebody beat Ford at something with automobiles!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jul 26, 2016 10:39 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. I am surprised by this one. I thought I knew him but was wrong.

Jul 26, 2016 11:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You always surprise me with how little I know of these inventors James Dray 

Jul 26, 2016 11:31 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Once again you surprise me with this one.  Glad you knew and nw we do.  A

Jul 27, 2016 01:21 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Thanks for sharing another great piece of history. Have a great rest of the week. 

Jul 27, 2016 09:16 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Edward Gowen lead an interesting life of innovation.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 27, 2016 12:22 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Wow he had his hand in several different exciting adventures!

Jul 27, 2016 10:37 PM