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Buick 1934
Buick 1934
Resource Typeimage
TitleBuick 1934
Coverage / Year1934
DescriptionPhotograph, b/w
InterpretationBuick's most important new feature in 1934 was the "Knee Action" independent suspension front wheels with coil springs. This improved the smoothness of the ride but as these cars aged some of them tended to shimmy and wander badly. The principle of independent front-wheel suspension was later improved. Other new features included: the "Ride Stabilizer", a rear sway bar which prevented body roll; vacuum-power mechanical brakes which required half as much pedal pressure; automatic choke; "center point" steering control; and 16 inch "Air Cushion" tires.
Lesson Plans / ThemesTransportation--A Student's Historical Explanation; American Dream; Communities and Geography; How we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics;
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceCars of the Early Thirties by Tad Burness, ISBN 0-8019-5545-9, 275 p., 1970 (p.26)
Subject / KeywordsAutomobiles--United States; Buick--Automobile
Collection PublisherIllinois State Library;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
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