Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation

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Characteristic futuristic Bohn advertisement showing a streamlined ocean liner. Metal Progress, 1946.[1]

Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation was a manufacturing company based in Detroit, Michigan and formed in 1924 from the merger of the General Aluminium and Brass Company and the C.B. Bohn Foundry Company.[2] It produced a series of notable advertisements depicting applications of its product in futuristic environments.[3] It merged into Universal American in 1963.[4] Universal American merged into Gulf and Western Industries in 1966.[5]


  1. ^ Metal Progress, Vol. 49 (1946), p. 483.
  2. ^ Wallace, Donald (1977). Market Control in the Aluminum Industry - Donald Holmes Wallace. p. 470. ISBN 978-0405097867.
  3. ^ Flowers, Benjamin (2009). "Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century". p. 95. ISBN 978-0812241846. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Bohn Holders Vote Merger". Toledo Blade. August 20, 1963. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Gulf & Western Agrees to Merger". Toledo Blade. April 14, 1966. Retrieved 5 January 2016.

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