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Walter Chrysler and Chrysler Corporation
The car maker Chrysler history began in the early 1920s, when Walter Chrysler left Willys to overhaul the Maxwell Car Company. 1924 saw the introduction of the Chrysler Automobile, a well-received car that included features which, at the time, were reserved for more expensive vehicles. Among these were an air filter on the carburetor and an oil filter. In 1925, the Maxwell Car Company was reorganized into the Chrysler Corporation.
Self-propellant vehicles had been in the offing since late 1700s in Europe, and by the middle of 1800, engineers had come out with models that ran on steam, combustion as well as electrical energy. While the steam powered cars lasted only till the 1920s, and production of electric cars too ceased beyond the first decade of the twentieth century, combustion engines caught on and underwent development at various stages, to contribute to the progress of the automobile industry.