Leach, Walter 1974-09-19

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Walter Leach, former secretary-treasurer of Weatherby Motor Company in Brownwood, gives a general discussion of the business.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Walter Leach

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: September 19, 1974

Location: Brownwood, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Gives autobiographical data about early education and work, Started with Weatherby Motor Co. (1925), Accounts for incorporation (1927), Worked with Weatherby until 1950, when he got his, C. P. A. license, Recalls early days of the company (1920-1925), Great demand despite no credit or financing, Oil boom (1925-1928) boosted business, Discusses learning to drive and license plates of Brownwood, Comments on disastrous introduction of Model A, Remembers Depression of 1930s and boom before war, World War II produced no special business, Names some work associates, Characterizes E. J. Weatherby, Mentions a loyal customer, Notes capital loss during Depression.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1920-1950

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950

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