Earl B. Holley

Earl B. Holley

Port Jervis, Orange County, New York, USA
Death 5 Dec 1958 (aged 77)
Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 55225079 · View Source
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Automotive Engineer and Designer. In 1899, he and his brother George founded the Holley Motor Company and sold 600 Holley Motorette automobiles between 1902 and 1906. But it was their design of the Holley carburetor that revolutionized gasoline engine development. In 1903 the Holley Carburetor Company produced carburetors for the Curved Dash Oldsmobile and then became the major carburetor supplier to Ford, Pierce-Arrow, Winton, Oldsmobile and Buick. Their products were also used by major companies for the production of motorcycles, race cars, farm vehicles, industrial engines, aircraft and marine engines. The Holley Carburetor Company of Detroit, Michigan, became the world's largest independent manufacturer of carburetors. Both brothers were inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 1995.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Earl B. Holley (13 Jan 1881–5 Dec 1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55225079, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .