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Published on September 8th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair

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Today in Automotive History – 8 September

Today in 1871, Robert Samuel McLaughlin was born. This Canadian started working at his dad’s coach-building firm in 1887 – McLaughlin Carriage Works. Within a few years, he learnt how to pair horse-drawn carriages to internal combustion engines, and sourced a few gasoline units from Buick. By 1907, his McLaughlin-Buick Model F automobiles were being produced under the McLaughlin Motor Car Company.

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After merging the company with Chevrolet Motors of Canada and renaming it General Motors of Canada, Robert McLaughlin became a director of the said company and remained on the board of General Motors until the early 60s.

 


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