Re: NYC 499008 flat


Having worked at Checker Motors here in Kalamazoo I would say it's a large stamping press for auto body parts that in use would stand on one end.  Since the body parts for the cabs dated from the 1950's it would be typical of that era. The press room was at least two stories tall.

The plant was used for filming a Richard Pryor movie in the late 1970's. (An awful movie!)

Robert Oom
Kalamazoo, MI

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