The man who created Buick also is credited with creating white porcelain bathroom fixtures. David Dunbar Buick, a plumber/inventor by trade, holder of 13 plumbing patents and owner of Buick & Sherwood Mfg. Co. – self-proclaimed "sanitary specialists," also dabbled in building gasoline engines back in the late 1800s. Having created a process to add porcelain to metal to produce white bathroom fixtures, he set out next to create a car, a move that resulted in incorporation of Buick ...

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