Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958), founder of General Motors Research Laboratories, was a distinguished American engineer, scientist and humanitarian. Kettering was also a strong advocate of cooperative education and was influential in shaping what Kettering University is today—a school that rests on the foundation of cooperative education. Among Kettering's notable accomplishments was his development of the automatic cash register, automobile self-starter and leaded gasoline. Later in his career he devoted his research interests to magnetism and solar energy. The Kettering Collection is the most complete documentation on the world of Mr. Kettering's career. 

Charles F. Kettering in his Solar Energy Research Lab.

Charles F. Kettering in his Solar Energy Research Lab.

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