Fisher Body Plant
Blanks are from wood beams salvaged from the Fisher Body Plant in Detroit, MI.
Blanks are a minimum of 3/4" x 3/4"
All blanks will come with one COA per blank.
Fisher Body was an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, MI. It had been a division of General Motors for many years, but in 1984 was dissolved to form other General Motors divisions. Fisher & Company, originally Alloy Metal Products, continues to use the name. The name and its iconic "Body by Fisher" logo were well known to the public, as General Motors vehicles displayed a "Body by Fisher" emblem on their door sill plates until the mid-1990s. As of 2010, Fisher Coachworks, LLC went out of business.
In 1904 and 1905, brothers Fred and Charles Fisher came to Detroit where their uncle Albert Fisher had established Standard Wagon Works during the latter part of the 1880s. On July 22, 1908, Fred and Charles Fisher established the Fisher Body Company, and they shortly thereafter brought their five younger brothers into the business.
Prior to forming the company, Fred Fisher had built the body of the Cadillac Osceola at the C. R. Wilson Company. Starting in 1910, Fisher became the supplier of all closed bodies for Cadillac, and also built for Buick.
This wood is from the Albert Kahn-designed Fisher Body 23, on Piquette Street, in Detroit, MI, in 1919. The building is now part of the Piquette Avenue Industrial Historic District.
This material is guaranteed to be 100% Authentic.