In 1969, motorcycles embodied the counter-culture youth image in the film, Easy Rider, starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson.In addition to this 1960s stigma of a fringe market, Harley Davidson was suffering hard times due to competitive Japanese imports like Honda and Kawasaki. In 1975 a Windjammer motorcycle aerodynamic wind-deflector was designed and produced by Craig Vetter which set a new typeform for the ways motorcycles look. This electric iron, introduced to the market in 1905 by Earl H.The first Harley-Davidson motorcycle was produced in Milwaukee in 1902 and launched in 1903 by William Harley and the Davidson brothers, William, Walter, and Arthur.
Indian, the other, produced its last cycle in 1953.Some of the post-war H-D designs were worked on by Brooks Stevens (1911-1995).Firman, making the telephone a commercial success with 250,000 users by 1890.Up until 1894, when Bell's original patents expired, Bell Telephone Company had a virtual monopoly on the market.An improved version of the Gramophone, a talking machine invented by Emil Berliner (1851-1929) in 1888, and made since 1894 using a patented hard rubber disc, was introduced by Berliner's US Gramophone Company.
In 1901, Berliner formed the Victor Talking Machine Company with Camden, NJ inventor Eldridge R.The first dial telephone was introduced in 1897 by the Automatic Electric Company, founded in 1891 by Alman Brown Strowger, a Kansas undertaker.In 1889, convinced that the Bell "central exchange" was diverting his incoming calls to a rival embalmer, Strowger invented the automatic switchboard system, which was controlled by a number-dialing system.The telephone, of course, was invented by Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) in 1876.The first commercial exchange was opened in 1878 (with 12 users), and in 1879, the multiple switchboard system was invented by engineer Leroy B.The new 1901 Victor product used an image of a dog, "Nipper" listening to "his master's voice" on a phonograph.