WAR ECONOMY: Facts & Figures, Jun. 25, 1945

Across the Border? Since WPB has denied auto manufacturers the right to use nickel in their new civilian cars, the motor industry is up against the problem of getting chrome trim (nickel is required as a base for chrome plating). Because the U.S. likes shiny metal, some considered trying chrome paint or stainless steel.

Ford Motor Co. suddenly announced that it thought it would be able to turn out chrome-trimmed cars. Ford officials did not elaborate, but best guess was that Ford would have chrome parts made in its restriction-free Windsor, Ont....

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