A laundry list of the century's crucial automotive innovations would hardly be complete without roller bearings near the top. Roller bearings are such a fundamental technology that it easily can be forgotten that they haven't been around forever. The name Timken is immediately associated with bearings. Henry Timken invented the tapered roller bearing, examples of which are found in virtually every vehicle. This year the Timken Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In 1847, Mr. ...

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