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June 2012 Backward Glances Photos

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When it emerged in October of 1908, Otto Zachow and William Besserdich’s steam-powered 4x4 only hinted at things to come. Zachow, in glasses, can be seen standing behind the driver, William Besserdich. Neither Zachow nor Besserdich had much to do with the company after it went public in 1910. Zachow sold his stock in 1911 and went back to his machine shop. Besserdich went on to found another great four-wheel-drive company, Oshkosh Motors, in 1917.
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