Charles Franklin Kettering

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Noun1.Charles Franklin Kettering - United States electrical engineer who made numerous automotive improvements (including the electric starter) (1876-1958)
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Charles Franklin Kettering, the American inventor, engineer, businessman and holder of 186 patents, once wrote: "A problem well stated is a problem half-solved." Without a clearly articulated and inspiring problem to align everyone around and focus our collective energies on, all that's left is a moving target and a contest of opinions.
The American inventor Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958) invented an electric starter in 1911 that would do the job at the turn of a key.
Coleman and perfected by Charles Franklin Kettering. The self-starter made the automobile much easier to use.