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October 7, 2010 AT 12:44 pm

GM Frigidaire Factory converted for the war effort


General Motors fridge factory converts for the war effort…


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3 Comments

  1. Sixty years later, everything is outsourced to China. Oops.

  2. Actually General Motors also made M1 Carbines and M1 Garand rifles.

    I have one.

    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7623/37434149026366322114328.jpg

    Heres the roll mark on my barrel:

    http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2473/36914149039510650714328.jpg

    “INLAND MFG DIV.
    GENERAL MOTORS
    11/44”

    There were two divisions of GM making rifles and other war machinery. Inland and Saginaw Steering. Inland even continued to make rifles and other stuff into the Korean War (by that time they were converting M1 Carbines to M2 Carbine machine guns).

    Other companies that made M1 Carbines and Garands were:

    – National Postal Meter
    – Rock-ola Jukebox Company (they also made .50 Caliber Heavy Machine Guns)
    – Standard Equipment
    – International Business Machines (some of the rarest and most expensive WWII rifles to collectors were made by IBM because they only did small runs of rifles).

    GM also built tanks, because it only takes a slight tooling change to switch from trucks and cars to tanks. Thats why when evaluating a countries strength, an automobile industry is considered a military asset. Just like it took a small change for IBM to make rifles from making typewriters.

  3. Actually General Motors also made M1 Carbines and M1 Garand rifles.

    I have one.

    http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/7623/37434149026366322114328.jpg

    Heres the roll mark on my barrel:

    http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/2473/36914149039510650714328.jpg

    "INLAND MFG DIV.
    GENERAL MOTORS
    11/44"

    There were two divisions of GM making rifles and other war machinery. Inland and Saginaw Steering. Inland even continued to make rifles and other stuff into the Korean War (by that time they were converting M1 Carbines to M2 Carbine machine guns).

    Other companies that made M1 Carbines and Garands were:

    – National Postal Meter
    – Rock-ola Jukebox Company (they also made .50 Caliber Heavy Machine Guns)
    – Standard Equipment
    – International Business Machines (some of the rarest and most expensive WWII rifles to collectors were made by IBM because they only did small runs of rifles).

    GM also built tanks, because it only takes a slight tooling change to switch from trucks and cars to tanks. Thats why when evaluating a countries strength, an automobile industry is considered a military asset. Just like it took a small change for IBM to make rifles from making typewriters.

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