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Chrysler is taking a week to celebrate Chrysler Corporation’s 88th birthday. While the Corporation is no longer with us, it was 88 years ago today that Walter P. Chrysler created the new Chrysler Corporation, which, in a move that may sound familiar, took the assets of the old Maxwell Motors into a new shell. The Chrysler car and brand were about a year old at the time.

Maxwell had already been through a mass of mergers, acquisitions, and name changes; founded in 1904 as Maxwell-Briscoe, it became International Motors, United States Motor Company, Standard Motor, and finally Maxwell Motor in 1913. Along the way, it picked up Flanders, Columbia, Providence Engineering, Sampson, Brush, Dayton, Courier, Moyea, and Pope, among others. The new Chrysler Corporation quickly acquired Dodge Brothers (1928), and then its frenetic pace slowed as the company focused on engineering and production rather than corporate games. Not until..

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Wonder if the 2014 Dodges will have "Century" emblems on them?
 

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DaveAdmin said:
That'd be cool. If Plymouth was still around, I'd suggest they celebrate their 110th anniversary in 2014, since they started as rebadged Maxwells, ... and since the Chrysler was a model of Maxwell Motors...
That's where it get confusing, since Jonathan Dixon Maxwell first worked for Oldsmobile, which started in 1897 and the curved dash Olds was primarily sourced from the Dodge Brothers... ;)
So 120 is coming up in 2017...
 

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I don't think you can count the Dodge Bros. until they started making complete cars of their own. That means you can't count all those Fords they made for so many years.

Ditto Jonathan Maxwell.

That would be like counting Chrysler’s time at Buick (etc) towards Chrysler Corp.
 
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