A program from the Kenosha Chamber of Commerce Civic Banquet in honor of the Nash Motors Company Twentieth Anniversary. The banquet took place at the Elks' Club on Wednesday evening, July 29, 1936. This piece includes the program of events, the menu, and a photograph of the plaque presented during the ceremony from the citizens of Kenosha, Wisconsin through the Kenosha Chamber of Commerce.
In 1916, Charles Nash opened Nash Motors Company, which became known for its Quad trucks. It was one of many Kenosha automobile producers. Decades later, Charles Nash handpicked George Mason, Kelvinator Corporation president, as his successor. Nash Motors Company, Inc. and the Kelvinator Corporation merged in 1937. Nash saw the merger as a means of pulling Mason into the company. In the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation Charles Nash became chairman, George Mason became president, and the headquarters moved to Detroit, Michigan. Automobiles and home appliances were produced by this corporation until 1954. Corporate Supplemental Materials Collection, no. 1646
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