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  No. 1442: Walter Chrysler
He was Walter Chrysler, and Stephen Fox tells his story.
Fox tells how Chrysler bounced from one success to another until, as CEO of the Chrysler Corporation, he was selling more cars than Ford.
Chrysler's Airflow did away with the old boxy shape, and it redefined car design just as surely as the spire on the Chrysler Building continues to define the New York skyline.
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Walter Chrysler was in need of financial supporters, and he knew many investors and exhibitors would pass through the lobby.
Chrysler had a policy of continuous engineering development, and 1925 saw the introduction of a new vibration dampener that was friction driven by a hub on the crankshaft for even smoother engine performance.
Chrysler also introduces the 45RPM automotive record changer with 14 record capacity.1962 was the release of the new B bodied car line.
www.moparstyle.net /history/chrysler.htm   (3825 words)

 Walter P. Chrysler
When Chrysler joined Buick Motors, they were turning out only 45 cars a day; through his guidance and his plan for reorganizing the company, eight years later they were producing 600 a day.
Chrysler began his own company June 6, 1925, and it was soon successful enough to absorb Maxwell Motors and became the third largest automaker in the United States.
Walter Chrysler became a hometown Kansas boy that went on to enormous success.
www.kshs.org /portraits/chrysler_walter.htm   (403 words)

 United Motors - Chrysler Profile
The young man was Walter Percy Chrysler, and his interest in the automobile would change the direction of the auto industry forever.
Chrysler's reach not only extends around the world - in the 1970's, it even reached beyond the world - literally launching astronauts in the Saturn 1 and 2 launch vehicles Chrysler produced for the U.S. Space Program.
Chrysler's approach to vehicle development, known as the platform team concept, was instrumental to Chrysler's success in building world-class vehicles.
www.umc.com.sa /chr_profile.htm   (1011 words)

 Walter Chrysler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Walter Percy Chrysler (April 2, 1875 – August 18, 1940) was an American automobile pioneer.
Chrysler saw the way things were going and took a job at the Buick Motor Company in 1911, two years before ALCO quit the automobile business.
Chrysler was part of a syndicate that included friend Alfred G. Vanderbilt II who in 1941 acquired the 1935 English Triple Crown winner Bahram from the Aga Khan III.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Walter_Chrysler   (495 words)

 Walter P Chrysler
WP Chrysler was a native of Kansas, and cut his teeth on railroading.
Chrysler accepted, on the condition that he be allowed to run Buick with no interference from other GM companies.
Chrysler would stay on as president of the company he founded until 1935, when he turned over the reins to K.T. Keller, an able machinist and manager that Mr.
www.moparstyle.net /history/wpchrysler.htm   (938 words)

 United Motors - Chrysler Profile 1920's   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Chrysler wanted the vehicle displayed as part of the New York Automobile Show, but show operators denied him space because the car was not yet in production.
Walter P. Chrysler formed a division of Chrysler in Antwerp, Belgium and Chrysler Motors Ltd. in London, England, in 1926 and 1927, respectively, to help ensure profits during a North American downturn.
Chrysler cars were starting to be noticed for their speed, and numerical names now belied how fast the vehicles could travel.
www.umc.com.sa /chr_profile2.htm   (494 words)

 Walter Chrysler
At 33, Chrysler was the youngest superintendent in the history of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, overseeing 10,000 workers.
Earning his nickname, the "company doctor," Chrysler rescued Willys-Overland from near bankruptcy, then performed more corporate CPR at the Maxwell-Chalmers companies, which were rapidly going broke in the wake of severe quality problems.
Chrysler at the wheel in a Plymouth plant in 1934.
www.uawdcx.com /worktog/chrysler.cfm   (456 words)

 Module 2
Walter Chrysler would be the first to admit that he accomplished nothing on his own—either as a railroad manager, at Buick, or in his own corporation.
Chrysler, on the other hand, saw the strength of the modern business corporation in its ability to attract talented individuals, who would otherwise be exercising their genius in obscure isolation.
Chrysler had increased the size of the building to 77 stories, and announced that the new building would be the world’s tallest skyscraper at 925 feet (slightly less than the Eiffel Tower).
coen.boisestate.edu /DHaws/module9home.htm   (2909 words)

 Walter Chrysler
Walter Percy Chrysler (April 2, 1875 - 1940) was an American automobile pioneer.
He resigned his job as president of Buick Motor Company in 1919 and became a director of Willys-Overland and Maxwell Motor Company in 1921, which became the Chrysler Corporation in 1925.
He commissioned the Chrysler Building in New York City, which was at the time of its completion the world's tallest building.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/wa/Walter_Chrysler.html   (75 words)

 Chrysler Corporation: Strategic Management Model Case and Teaching Note   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Walter Chrysler was at the helm through the early years of innovation and North American expansion until he resigned the presidency on July 22, 1935.
Chrysler, with Robert Eaton at the helm, spent a significant amount of time on deciding what kind of company Chrysler wanted to be, its mission, beliefs, values and its purpose (Sorge 93).
Chrysler developed a mission statement which was to be the premier auto company in North America by 1996 and in the world by 2000.
www.inu.net /davidstua/chrysler_case_part1.htm   (3834 words)

 Chrysler Museum of Art : Biography of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Walter Chrysler was fond of recalling a remark his father once made to him when he was a boy surrounded by the fine art objects his parents had acquired: "Son, they are yours to enjoy only for a brief period of time.
Chrysler's abiding love of books was evinced during his tenure as director when he purchased for the Museum the London library of the esteemed gallery of M. Knoedler and Company.
Chrysler died in 1982 and the library was renamed The Jean Outland Chrysler Library.
www.chrysler.org /chrysler_bio.asp   (1246 words)

 Chrysler Building
Inside the observatory deck of the building, Walter Chrysler's first handmade set of tools from his days as a travelling locomotive mechanic was encased in glass.
A street-level showroom for the Chrysler line of automobiles was redesigned in 1936 by Reinhard and Hofmeister.
All of the building's 32 elevators are lined in a different pattern of wooden panelling; eight varieties of wood from all over the world were used in the elevator decor (image).
ragette.org /skyline/kipsbaybuildings/chrysler.htm   (1212 words)

 Walter P. Chrysler
Walter Chrysler was born on April 2, 1875, in Wamego, Kansas.
When Walter P. Chrysler first delved into the matter, he found the business to be in such a state of disrepair that he questioned the wisdom of being associated with the ill fated company.
Chrysler played the role of a salesman and managed to prove beyond a doubt that there was plenty of interest in his car by the hundreds of orders he had for the advanced design of the Chrysler Six.
www3.sympatico.ca /skpowell/wpc.htm   (3061 words)

 The Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home & Museum
HISTORY OF WALTER P. The Walter P. Chrysler Boyhood Home was built in 1889, in typical nineteenth-century, Midwestern style, constructed of white pine clapboard with a cedar shingle roof.
In 1955, Jack Chrysler, Walter’s son and other Chrysler management came and presented the deed of the home to the city of Ellis.
Walter’s Grandson, Jack Chrysler Jr., Great-Grandson Frank Rhodes, other Chrysler family members and Chrysler management were in attendance for the grand opening of the new Museum.
www.chryslerboyhoodhome.com   (192 words)

 Chrysler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chrysler and its subsidiaries became part of the German based DaimlerChrysler AG after merging with Daimler-Benz in 1998.
Walter Chrysler had originally arrived at the ailing Maxwell-Chalmers company in the early 1920s, having been hired to take over and overhaul the company's troubled operations (just after having done a similar rescue job at the Willys car company).
Chrysler acquired AMC in 1987, mostly for its Jeep brand although the failing Eagle Premier would be the basis for the later Chrysler LH platform sedans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chrysler   (2752 words)

 WPC Club - the Remarkable Walter P. Chrysler
Chrysler accepted (he also backed out of the formation of Nash Motors Company) and received $120,000 a year and $380,000 a year in GM stock at the price of the stock on the day of the contract.
Chrysler was asked to come into Willys and save the banker's $50 million but the risk of not pulling this off was so great that Chyrsler asked for 2 years at $1 million per year.
Chrysler died on August 18, 1940 and was not there to witness the fine contribution Chrysler Corporation made to the war effort.
www.chryslerclub.org /walterp.html   (1731 words)

 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Chrysler Building
Automobile tycoon Walter Chrysler battled Wall Street powerhouse Bank of Manhattan Trust Company for the title of world's tallest building in what many historians consider to be the most intense race in skyscraper history.
Chrysler wanted "a bold structure, declaring the glories of the modern age" -- and he got it.
Walter Chrysler never paid architect William Van Alen for his work on the Chrysler Building because he believed Van Alen was involved in some suspicious financial arrangements with the building's contractors.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/chrysler.html   (319 words)

 Walter P. Chrysler Biography - Fayette Co IA
CHRYSLER was born in Wamego, Kansas, April 2, 1871, and is a son of Henry and Mary (BREYMAN) CHRYSLER.
CHRYSLER was on construction work and when the road was completed as far as Ellis, Kansas, he moved to that point and remained there until the subject was twenty-one years of age.
Chrysler is a stanch Republican, but is not an aspirant for public office, though he takes an intelligent interest in public affairs.
www.rootsweb.com /~iafayett/fchrys.htm   (742 words)

 Chrysler Museum in Ellis, KS
Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corp., was born in Wamego in 1875 and moved to Ellis with his family when he was 3 years old.
The home, where Walter lived until he was 22, when he left Ellis, was built in 1889 by Walter, his father Henry and brother Ed.
The museum is filled with Walter's personal effects, including jewelry, books, photos and his desk from the Chrysler Corp. Much of the artifacts were gathered from family members by Frank Rhodes, his great-grandson, and Jack Chrysler Jr.
hays.hdnews.net /chrysler.html   (446 words)

 Amazon.ca: Chrysler : The Life and Times of an Automotive Genius: Books: Vincent Curcio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Chrysler, self-educated, self-made son of a German immigrant, is not nearly as well known as Henry Ford, even though he expanded Detroit's Big Two (GM and Ford) into the Big Three, when Chrysler Corporation bought out Dodge in 1928.
Walter Chrysler actually made his reputation and original fortune working for William Durant at General Motors' Buick division and after he quit the corporation eventually assembled the Chrysler Corporation (mainly from Maxwell Motors and the Dodge Brothers enterprises).
Walter Chrysler was the quintessential "working man," a railroad (and later automobile industry) mechanic by trade who first mastered himself, then proceeded to lead others in the burgeoning automobile industry.
www.amazon.ca /Chrysler-Life-Times-Automotive-Genius/dp/0195078969   (1837 words)

 If You Can Drive A Car, You Can Thank Brother Walter P. Chrysler, 32°
Chrysler was born in 1875 in Wamego, Kansas, but he and his family moved to Ellis, Kansas, where young Walter was educated in the public schools and grew to manhood.
Chrysler was more creative and flexible than his more rigid competitor (and Masonic Brother) Henry Ford, 33°.
He also kept a firm hand on the steering wheel of his 1966 Chrysler New Yorker (see the illustration at beginning of article) as we drove over a suspension bridge on a very windy day in the state of Washington.
www.srmason-sj.org /council/journal/feb99/MARPLES.HTM   (819 words)

 Chrysler HomePage
For Walter P. Chrysler, this was perhaps the proudest moment of his life.
Chrysler's solution was to park the car in the Commodore's lobby, where many investors and exhibitors passed through every day.
Chrysler Corporation prosperity continued throughout the decade with a number of successful vehicle launches, including the 1927 Imperial 80.
www.egypt.chrysler.com /1920.htm   (292 words)

 Inside the Walter P. Chrysler Museum - review and comments
Imperials are generally treated as a top-line Chrysler rather than as a separate make, although the basement snack area, which is in a replica of a 1930s MoPar multimake dealership, has Imperial listed as a separate make in the showroom window, which would not have been correct at the time.
The Chrysler Technical Center and Headquarters are in separate towers that look adjoined at the base, the headquarters tower including the massive glass pentastar seen in early publicity photos, but they are not the totality of the complex, nor is this Chrysler's only engineering area.
The Chrysler facility is like a small city, and indeed is not much smaller than Detroit's "skyscraper downtown." There are hiking trails, a forest, and a dedicated exit from Route 75, and that's just what is visible.
www.allpar.com /ed/old/chrysler-museum.html   (1504 words)

 Walter Chrysler Biography
Walter Chrysler was born in 1875 in Wamego, Kansas.
Chrysler worked for the American Locomotive Company, then later in 1911, for the Buick Motor Company.
Chrysler took a controlling interest in the Maxwell Motor Company and eventually absorbed it into Chrysler Corporation, The first Chrysler car was released in 1924.
www.paralumun.com /buschrysler.htm   (62 words)

 Walter Chrysler Summary
Chrysler saw the way things were going and took a job at the Buick Motor Company in 1911, two years before ALCO quit the automobile business.
However, Chrysler tried to oust John Willys with an attempted takeover bid that backfired when the shareholders resisted his move and Chrysler left the company in 1921 following which he acquired a controlling interest in the ailing Maxwell Motor Company.
Despite the retirement of the Maxwell, DeSoto, AMC, Eagle, and Plymouth brands, Chrysler continued to be a part of Detroit's Big Three until 1998, when the German company Daimler-Benz, the makers of Mercedes-Benz automobiles, decided to merge with the company to form a new car company, DaimlerChrysler.
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 Walter P. Chrysler Museum
Inside, the whole Chrysler story is marvelously played out, through a pleasing array of visual aids, from life-sized dioramas to colorful, informative time-line charts outlining the Chrysler chronology, to displays describing the many innovations Chrysler brought to the industry, to, of course, the stars of the museum themselves—the cars.
Chrysler himself is depicted several times in various stages of his car-making career, sufficiently putting you on a more personal level with the legend and his empire.
Chrysler himself and the Dodge Brothers, the DaimlerChrysler North American Headquarters and new vehicle development, and Chrysler’s contribution to the muscle car era.
www.yearone.com /enthusiast/articles/magicalmopartour/chryslermusem.html   (1101 words)

 Chrysler - Research All Models and Prices - MSN Autos
The Chrysler Corporation began as the Maxwell Motor Corporation, which hired Walter Chrysler in 1921 to help the company out of bankruptcy.
Chrysler flirted with bankruptcy again in the early 1980s, but Lee Iacocca and the K-car came to the rescue, followed in 1984 with the introduction of the market-changing minivan.
In November 1998 Chrysler became a division of the newly formed company DaimlerChrysler AG, created by a merger between Daimler-Benz and the Chrysler Corporation.
autos.msn.com /browse/Chrysler.aspx?src=LeftNav   (85 words)

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