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W. F. Stewart Wood Works Factory #4

3-1/2" x 5" color post card.  The first Buick bodies were reportedly built on West Second Street by W. F. Stewart Wood Works at "Stewart Factory #1."  This post card depicts "Stewart Wood Works Factory #4" as it appeared in 1907 shortly after its original construction.  Stewart Wood Works Factory #4 was purchased by Buick in 1908 and was redesignated by Buick as "Buick Factory #4."  This post card likely dates to 1908 because it carries the designation "Buick Factory, Flint, Michigan."  A liitle known fact about early Buick production is that a tunnel was constructed between Factory #1 and the building depicted herein (under Hamilton Avenue) to transport completed wood bodies to Factory #1.

Item Number: 00862
Author: Unknown publisher
Type: Post Card
Donor or Source: David M. Landow
Cost of Reproduction: $7.50
Cost of Original Document: There are no originals of this item available.

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