Harvey Dunn Geyer
9/12/1891 - 12/21/1952
Harvey Dunn Geyer is a recipient of the National Modern Pioneers Award. He was recognized for distinguished achievements which advanced the American standard of living. Geyer held patents for several hundreds of products that were used in the aviation, automotive and industrial manufacturing industries. As a contempoary of Orville and Wilbur Wright, and an aviation pioneer, in 1947 Geyer oversaw the reconstruction of the Wright Flyer III which was dedicated in June 1950 to be housed in Carillon Park. Founder of Inland Manufacturing, Harvey Geyer perfected a process for the automobile steering wheel, with an application of rubber on metal technique.