National Geographic : 1924 Nov
FACTS ABOUT A FAMOUS FAMILY f<i¢%-'ka^ ^ ^^ ^^- i^^- i- ^^^^-^ .^^ ^^_11 i 1 .. I.IIIIHniiiiiiii11iiiiiin111 ^ ^ ^ M - ,g\.. A freight train of 8300 cars would be required to carry the steel used by General Motors in a year. From gold to glass THESE are some of the mate rials used in the manufacture of General Motors cars: Gold, platinum, diamonds and tungsten; iron, steel, copper, tin and zinc; coal, clay, ce ment, sand, gravel and lime; grease, oil and chemicals; cot ton, jute, hair and leather; lumber and glass. The leather used in a year would cover 150 city blocks; the lumber would build homes for 50,000 people; the steel would furnish the framework of 16 Woolworth Buildings. By coordinating the purchases of its divisions,General Motors is able to effect economies in materials of the highest qual ity; and these savings, in the form of increased car value, find their way to you. GENERAL MOTORS BUICK CADILLAC CHEVROLET - OAKLAND OLDSMOBILE - GMC TRUCKS General Motors cars, trucks and Delco-Light products may be purchased on the GMAC Payment Plan. Insurance service is furnished by General Exchange Corporation.