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The Clinton County Historical Association Announces: “The History of the Lozier Family and Company in Plattsburgh”
January 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) and the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the CCHA Museum, at 6:30 pm for an exciting evening with guest speaker Richard Soper.
The program, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the history of the Lozier family and the Lozier automobile Company in Plattsburgh. Mr. Soper will share a powerpoint presentation and photos of Lozier History.
Henry Abrahm Lozier was an Indiana-born sewing machine and bicycle manufacturer. After selling his bicycle business, Lozier moved to Plattsburgh to manufacture boat engines. In 1900 he started the Lozier Automobile Company and entered the automobile manufacturing business. He produced the luxury Lozier, in Plattsburgh, from 1900 to 1915.
Loziers were top line luxury cars and for a time were the most expensive cars produced in the United States. The 1910 model featured cars priced between $4,600 and $7,750. That same year, a Cadillac could be bought for about $1,600 and a Packard for about $3,200. A pre-assembly line Ford Model T of the same year retailed at approximately $850 and the average annual salary in America was approximately $750!
Mr. Soper was born in Plattsburgh and served in the US Air Force, stationed in Germany, in the field of Communication. His vast experiences in the area of transportation included work at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut where he built jet aircraft engines. He also worked at Bombardier Transportation building passenger rail cars. The past 11 years he has worked at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum as Director of Exhibits where visitors can see a fully restored Lozier 1914 Type 77, five-passenger touring car.