Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

General Motors (USA)

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1908 General Motors was founded in Flint, Michigan, as a holding company for Buick (then controlled by William C. Durant). Durant acquired Oldsmobile later that year.

1909 Durant acquired Cadillac, Cartercar, Elmore, Ewing, and Oakland (later known as Pontiac).

1909 The company was established in Britain as Bedford Motors. Later re-registered as General Motors Ltd.

Also see General Motors Corporation and G. M. C..


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