The Buick motor car company
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Founding of the Buick motor car company
The Buick motor car company was founded in 1903 by David Dunbar in Detroit, Michigan.
Facts and Information about David Dunbar Buick
Lifespan: 1854 - 1929
Date of Birth: 17 September 1854
Date of Death and cause: 5 March 1929, died of colon cancer.
Background of David Dunbar Buick.
David Buick was born in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, at the age of two his parents emigrated to the United States moving to Detroit, Michigan. David Buick worked for a plumbing company when he left school in 1869, Buick and a partner took it over when the company run in to trouble in 1882. The company became very successful with his partners business management and Buick showing promise as an inventor.
History Timeline of the Buick motor car company
1854: In 1854 David Dunbar Buick born.
1869: In 1869 Buick left school and was employment working for a plumbing company.
1882: In 1882 Buick and a partner took over the plumbing business when it ran out of money.
1890: In the 1890's Buick's interest in combustion engines took up most of his time and the partnership was dissolved as his partner was becoming impatient with him and the plumbing business was sold.
1899: In 1899 Buick set up a new company and began working on agricultural engines full-time, but developed a car rather than an engine.
1902: Buick had run out of money and set up a second company Buick Manufacturing Company aiming to manufacture and sell his own cars and also to market engines to other companies. Buick again runs out of money with only one car to show for his work.
1903: In 1903 Buick raised a loan from a friend Benjamin Briscoe. (Benjamin Briscoe was an automobile pioneer and industrialist.) With financial help from Briscoe the Buick Motor Company formed. By the end of 1903 James H. Whiting took over the struggling company, (Whiting was a founder of the Flint Wagon Company) and moved it to his home town in Flint Michigan.
1904: In 1904 William C. Durant became General Manager of Buick. (Durant, who was a high school dropout, became a leading pioneer of the United States automobile industry.)
1908: In 1908 William C. Durant bought The Buick Motor Company as part of a new company called General Motors.
1911: In 1911 Four years ahead of Ford, Buick introduced its first closed-body car.
1914 - 1918: WW1
1929: In 1929 this was the year of the Wall Street crash, which started the Great Depression, and the car business was badly affected.
1930: In 1930 Buick was hit hard by the great depression.
1933: In 1933 production plummeted.
1930 - 1939: As the economy recovered from the stock market crash, motor Car companies thrived and less wealthy people began to purchase motor vehicles.
1939 - 1945: WW11. Production and design of motor cars basically ceased as all manufacturing resources became involved with the war effort. Buick helped by building aircraft engines.
1950: In 1950 Sales rose during the post war period.
1959: Under Edward Rollert the new general manger, Buick changed the names of its entire production line. Under his leadership production in the first four years increased by more than 100 percent.
1960: In the sixties sales continued to rise.
1973: In 1973 due to an oil embargo sales fell.
1984: In 1984 sales of the Buick peaked.
1991: In 1991 Buick in the US market led all carmakers.
2005: Buick began consolidating its line-up.
2008: Sales dropped. It has been said GM is considering selling the Buick brand as a way to get out of it's financial difficulties.
What models and types of cars and automobiles does the Buick motor car company produce?
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