Wallace Lench's Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild Napoleonic Coach

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By the early 1930s, the Fisher Body Company was searching for a way of developing boys around the country into employable young men with good basic body making skills. To this end, they created the Fisher Body Craftsman's Guild coach-building contest wherein as they built their entries, boys developed their skills in blueprint reading, woodworking, die-making, upholstering, and more (as their ambitions warranted). Participants could purchase the plans and scracthbuild the entire coach, or they could purchase one to three kits of parts (a wood kit providing basic blocks along with cement and a die-cut sheet; a castings kit providing decorative metal parts along with assorted bolts and screws; and an upholstery, trim, and paint kit) to help them get a leg up on the daunting project.