David Buick was an inventor who founded of the Buick Motor Company in 1903. The Buick brand is one of the most successful in the United States. It is part of General Motors which it established in 1908. Over one million Buick cars are sold annually in China, United States, Canada and Mexico.
David Buick was born David Dunbar Buick in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland on September 17th 1854. At the age of two he moved with his family to the United States. He worked for time in the plumbing industry before developing an interest in internal combustion engines.
In 1899 Buick established the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company. His research lead to the revolutionary overhead valve (OHV) engine. OHV engines are used by most engine manufacturers today. Having established the Buick Motor Company in 1903, Buick left the company in 1906. He was involved in several other unsuccessful business ventures and worked for a time as an instructor in the Detroit School of Trades.
David Buick, an inventor who founded of the Buick Motor Company in 1903, died aged 74 in the year 1929 On This Day.
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