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Items needed for History Channel production

I have been corresponding with a production company making a documentary about early American automotive history and they are very interested in including William C. Durant in their production. The archivist who is obtaining photographs etc will be using some items from our museum for the production but is currently looking for photographs listed below. If you have any, or can tell me where to locate one, just let me know and we can get them to her. A good high quality scan is acceptable.

A photograph of a young William C. Durant
A photograph of the Durant/Dort carriage factory in Flint
Image of a closed/shut down Durant plant.


Mike

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

Re: Items needed for History Channel production

Mike

Are you looking for "old" photos, or more current photos? Somewhere I have photos of the Elizabeth plant that I took in 2003, and if I can find it, I have a copy of old drawings.

charlie

Where Are You From? NJ

Re: Items needed for History Channel production

Hey Charlie;
Look and see what you have, The person from the production company just stated she wanted a photo of "a closed plant" So I'll give he whatever we can come up with and see if she wants to use it.

Mike

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

Re: Items needed for History Channel production

I have a couple very early photographs of Durant with my Uncle at a Flint fraternity event prior to Buick and I believe another of the entire cariage employees but I may be hard pressed to locate them amungst all the boxes of historical papers and pictures. I'll do my best. I gave copies to Kettering as well so perhaps those are already in hand.

Where Are You From? Brighton MI

Do You own a car built by Durant? Proudly

Re: Items needed for History Channel production

Mike there is a picture of the Lansing factory in the special interest section. The picture has the star emblem in the​ landscaping.

Where Are You From? Grand Rapids, Michigan

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Star, 1928 Durant

Re: Items needed for History Channel production

mike

will do

charlie

Where Are You From? NJ

Re: Items needed for History Channel production

Thanks Guys! The DMAC is going to get a credit in the film making and a possible small donation to the Museum Fund for the use of the items.


Mike L.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

 

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