Dodge Bro Died 97 years ago

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 03:07 pm:

The Dodge Bros owned 10 percent of the ford Co from 1903 to 1919.

And now a page from our "Sunday Morning" Almanac: December 10th, 1920, 97 years ago today -- the day auto pioneer Horace Dodge died in New York at the age of 52.

Horace Dodge and his older brother, John, had been machine shop operators making parts for Oldsmobile and Ford when they rolled out the first car to bear their name in 1914.

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Among other things, the Dodge motor car featured a superior ability to go up steep grades, and a sturdy frame that could survive repeated downhill roll-overs.

Sadly, the Dodge brothers didn't enjoy their success for long.

Both brothers contracted the flu and pneumonia during a New York City automobile show in January of 1920 -- and both were dead before the year was out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bruce Balough on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 04:30 pm:

It was on this date ( Dec, 11, 1905 ) Joe Galamb started at ford Motor Co.Here it is in his own handwriting.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Monday, December 11, 2017 - 04:35 pm:

How long did he work there?


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