Ed McGraw sent this photo along for your enjoyment. And asks the question. “Have you ever seen a shop supervisors clip board handle”? He says that is a 1932 Chevrolet. My grandfather and I both worked at Chevy in the hole. He was a sit-down striker. Thanks Ed. Buick & Chevrolet in Flint will always be intertwined. Link:
In this south-east view of factory #12 you will note the raised roof structure on the south-end of the factory. This is where some of the roof structure for factory #66 (built during 1926) came from. Also used in the construction of #66 were the roof truss’s from factory #01. I spent many hours in this factory. The area in the foreground would later become Buick truck receiving dock #1. This is the intersection of Leith st. & Industrial ave. links:
A row of new Buick’s lined up on Division st. This view facing north shows factory #01 at left with factory #06 trailing off in the distance. These appear to be 1909 model 10 Runabout Buick’s. The model 10 series was built from 1908-1910. During the 1909 model year 8100 were built in various body styles. A breakdown of the total number of Buick’s built in Flint that year are: Model F Touring 3,856, Model G Runabout 144, Model 6A Roadster 6, Model 10 Runabout 8,100, Model 16 Roadster 497, Model 17 Touring 2,003. Total for the entire year was 14,606. This information is from “THE BUICK A COMPLETE HISTORY” by Terry Dunham and Lawrence Gustin.