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Chris Pile
05-06-2013, 09:58 AM
A friend sent me this link about Northern Automobiles... not too far into the page, it claims that Northern was the parent company of Studebaker. I'm pretty sure this is CRAP. Anyone wish to edit the Northern wikipage?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_(automobile)

dictator27
05-06-2013, 11:15 AM
Whoever wrote this is using some literary licence here. We all know that Studebaker was in the transportation business long before the automobile sputtered onto the scene. The last paragraph is correct, though. When Studebaker decided to get serious about making cars, they needed to expand their manufacturing facilities. The easiest way to do that was to buy an existing plant of a defunct company. EMF, and by extension Studebaker, did that when they bought Northern and Wayne.

Parent company? No. Facilitator? Yes.

Terry