Charles and Frank Duryea were America's first gasoline powered commercial car manufacturers. The brothers were bicycle makers who became interested in gasoline engines and automobiles. Their first automobile was constructed and successfully tested on September 20, 1893 in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Duryea Motor Wagon Company was founded by Charles Duryea in 1896. I took this picture of an 1894 Duryea at the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum.