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Catalog Number
2016.1.2
Title
Translation: ;
Date of Origin
March 6 2017 at 19:00;March 6 2017 at 19:00
Manufacturer
March 6 2017 at 19:00
Description
Catalog showcasing the various boats in the Commander line of Chris Craft.
History
Jay W. Smith, son of Chris-Craft founder Christopher Columbus Smith, knew of Holland’s reputation for Dutch Reformed wood craftsmen. He opened a Holland plant in 1938...on Aniline Avenue to the north of Ottawa Beach Road. With brother Bernard, Jay carried the company to 1960. Jay and Bernard imbibed from their father the idea of copying Henry Ford’s philosophy of manufacturing cheap cars for everyman with efficient assembly-line production.
Gift of
Steinfort, Julie