Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Buick site 1912.

This advertisement is from the Collier's magazine of January 1912.  Link for original site: Collier 1912.  Breakdown of the plants size and men and cost.   January 1912 story about dealer visit.
The long building east of factory #12 listed as receiving rooms was never built. A much smaller factory for Buick enameling designated #05 was built on that site in 1914. The map for the proposed wiring of Buick in 1911 shows this same planned building being used for Brass & Aluminum and other discrepancies.  

General Electric Wires Buick In 1911. 

The spring works is actually the Armstrong plant in the left foreground. The building shown as the spring plant here is actually the Flint Axle Works at this time. The Buick garage #08 is mis-labeled as #9, number 9 is shown correctly above as warehouse shipping.

Armstrong Spring Company and; Marvel Carburetor Co.. Oak Park Industries

Some buildings and designations are not correct in this rendering of the factories located in the Oak Park Industries in north Flint. The following links show the actual buildings from left to right: Ignition Works, Body Works Body Works,  Salesman garage sundries, Varnish Works, Main Office, rear axles and differentials, Heating and lighting plant, Engineering machine shop transmission, Gray Iron Foundry, Wheel Works, 10 Assembling rooms, 7 Assembling rooms, 6 Assembling rooms,  9 Warehouse Shipping, Brass Bronze Aluminum 12, Receiving rooms not built, #05 instead, Power Plant,  3 Drop Forge, Hubs and Rims, 14 Assembling 14 was the model auto built here, with the building being designated #16, Test Track,  11 Motor Works.        
This 1910 Limousine would be the first closed body Buick and these were assembled in factory #10. The bodies came from the Fisher Brothers in Detroit at this time. The following model Buick's are the ones shown being built in the above rendering of the Buick factories. There were numerous other models actually built in 1912. These are from George Dammann's book "Seventy Years Of Buick".

                                                                                                                                                                                                      March 1911.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            February 1912.       

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