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Cadillac Automobile Company was formed- 22/08/1902

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On this day in 1902 the Cadillac Automobile Company was formed by Henry Leland and former financial partners of Henry Ford after a failed attempt at establishing the Henry Ford Company, and quickly developed into one of America’s premier luxury automakers. It was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, who founded Detroit, Michigan. The Cadillac crest is based on his coat of arms. It is the second oldest US automaker falling only behind Buick. In its early years engineers developed the use of interchangeable parts, the building blocks for mass production

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