Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Buick City News

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Paul Miller who said he was a pilot during the VietNam era hated long haired workers. He would stand behind me at my desk and make derogatory statements about hippies. I'm sure he advanced fast, because he loved writing paper on employees. 
Future Buick historian Kevin Kirbitz.




Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Buick Songs

Buick Honeymoon song. 1927 link for the Buick history backed up by music.

A 1915 Buick song book. I have the sheet music but I will not post at this time.




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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Trip I Made

Here is a tour book from March 10, 1928 showing a Henry Jacobs that toured the Buick factories. The link for viewing this book is at 1929 Buick  1928 factory tour story from news paper.  1923 Buick tour.


This picture, and the one shown below,  (from another later edition) is done a little different than my copy. This particular copy sold on E-Bay for $217.20. But I have seen them go for between $50.00 to $250.00. The name engraved on the cover of this one is Robert Leonard. See the centerfold in my edition farther below.


This is a copy from February 24, 1930. They added another picture or two. Some of the wording has been changed in this later edition.  


This was a keepsake given to visitor's that toured the Buick factory in the '20s & '30s. This is an early edition. I have seen some later editions (shown above) with different drawings inside. This particular one "that I own" has the name K.E. Burgan embossed on the cover. You can super enlarge just about any photo on this blog for viewing small details. The way this is done is a little different depending on which browser is used.


















Friday, February 5, 2010

Buick 1920

Same post card as below only partially colorized.

A north-east view across the intersection of Hamilton and Industrial Avenue. Old Weston-Mott is now Buick axle plant #31-32 & 33. Factory #01 is shown behind the newly completed office.

Factory #62

This view of the final line in factory #62 shows a 1950 Buick almost completed. This is facing south.

1959 Buick Assembly

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