was the brainchild of Charles W. Nash – a Buick Motor Company
executive whose industry roots trace all the way back to the Durant
-Dort Carriage Company.
While with Buick, Nash developed a radical, new six-cylinder. This car, combined with Nash's drastic reduction and subsequent rapid turnover of inventory, and his economical, skillful handling of the company's finances, proved the salvation of Buick. Within two years Nash had transformed a struggling concern into one of the foremost and most notably successful in the whole automobile industry.
This achievement, acknowledged and acclaimed throughout the automobile world, was rewarded by the elevation of Nash to President and General Manager of the General Motors Company
, the parent organization, in 1912. This was recognized as the blue ribbon of the industry. Nash rose to the responsibility and further enhanced his reputation.
But the straight line he had mapped out for himself did not end here. His aim and end was to organize a manufacturing business of his own. Notwithstanding the power and the financial reward which went with the presidency of the towering General Motors Company, he decided to strike out.
In July, 1916, he organized the Nash Motors Company and took over the Thomas B. Jeffrey Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Some important dates along the Nash timeline….
1924 - Nash is first American production car to offer an electric clock as an option.
1930 - Nash introduces "clutch-pedal-starting."
1932 - Nash makes a net profit of $1.3 million, six times that of General Motors.
1936 - Nash introduces "twin beds seat conversion."
1937 - Nash Motors Company merges with Kelvinator to form Nash-Kelvinator Corporation
1938 - Nash introduces "Weather-Eye" heating-ventilating system based on pressurizing the inside of the car to drive out cold temperatures.
1940 - Nash 600 is first full-size American car to advertise 600 miles on a 20-gallon tank of gasoline, or 30 miles per gallon.
1941 - Nash introduces "unitized" or unit-body construction with other auto makers following - 40 years later.
1950 - Nash introduces the Rambler, the only compact car made in the United States. Nash also offers seat belts as an option emphasizing early its concern for safety.
1951 - Nash introduces the 1952 Nash Healey roadster sports car.
1954 - Nash is first to offer a completely under-hood mounted air-conditioning unit. That same year, Nash Motors buys Hudson Motor Car Company
and forms American Motors Corporation
1955 – The Rambler name is dropped from the line.
1957 – The Nash & Hudson names are discontinued.
Close Up of Vignette:
Preferred Stock, unissued / uncanceled, early 1900’sPrinter: American Bank Note Company Dimensions:
8” (h) x 11 3/4” (w)State: MD-Maryland Subject Matter: Automotive and Related
| Auto Makers
| Unissued Pieces Vignette Topic(s): Allegorical Featured
| Cherub Subject Condition:
No fold lines or cancels, and some toning from age.