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A presentation by Dick Soper on the History of the Lozier Company and Family in Plattsburgh will be given on July 21, 12:30 pm at the Plattsburgh Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine Street, Plattsburgh. Hear the story of the history of the Lozier family and the Lozier Company in Plattsburgh with rarely seen photos of the family and company operations.

Henry Abrahm Lozier  was an Indiana -born sewing machine and bicycle manufacturer.  After selling his bicycle business, Lozier moved to Plattsburgh to manufacture boats and marine engines. In 1905 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.

Dick 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. For 12 years he has worked at the Champlain Valley Transportation Museum as Director of Exhibits. He is currently a member of the Clinton County Historical Association’s Board of Trustees.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information call 518-561-0340 or email director@clintoncountyhistorical.org.