OT - Another wealthy Model K owner, Kalamazoo Michigan

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: OT - Another wealthy Model K owner, Kalamazoo Michigan
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Eastern Nebraska on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 09:43 pm:

Abraham L. Blumenberg was a self made, wealthy merchant and banker in Kalamazoo at the turn of the last century. I don't know if he owned an automobile before 1907, however he was hugely successful by that time:

This modern description shows the home the Blumenberg's moved to in 1904:



In 1907, A. L. buys a Model K from a Ford branch agent from Detroit:


Lane is mentioned a year and a half later in a Ford Times piece:

For the next two years, the Blumenberg's owned the Ford six:

Meanwhile, the Blumenberg retail stores thrived. This 1911 article describes the businesses Mr. Blumenberg owned and operate. At that point he owned 23 department stores across the eastern U.S.:


After owning the Ford for two years, it appears the family is ready to move on:


The next car owned (that I could find), a Cadillac. It's true, from a Ford to a Chebby:


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