National Geographic : 1924 Jun
FACTS ABOUT A FAMOUS FAMILY The steel which Gen eral Motors uses in a year would construct 8 Leviathans, in cluding their machin ery. It would build 2000 locomotives, or lay a railroad track from , New York to Denver 375,000 tons of steel MANY people suppose that all steels are alike. But General Motors metallurgists specify 45 different analyses of steel for uses as varied as the sturdy frame of a five-ton truck and the delicate needle-valve of a carburetor. Altogether, the companies which are members of the General Motors family use more than 375,000 tons of steel a year, equal, approximately, to 8,300 freight car loads. So large a purchase insures both quality and economy, and makes General Motors an important factor in the lives of many thousand families who depend upon the prosperity of the steel and allied industries. 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.