Inductee for 2010

George Kingston

March 22, 1863-February 21, 1946

He came to Kokomo in 1900 and was a pattern maker for the Ford and Donnelly Foundry. In 1902 he developed the Kingston Carburetor. In 1903, with $3000 in backing from Charles T. Bryne and James F. Ryan of Chicago, the ￿Byrne & Kingston Company￿ was incorporated to manufacture carburetors. The company sold carburetors to the Ford Motor Company for use on the ￿Model T￿ and to various other manufacturers. The also produced a variety of other automotive accessories. In the early part of the twentieth century, the company was considered one of the largest manufacturers of carburetors in the world.