Sunday, December 30, 2012

Flint Artifacts: WWII A.C. Spark Plug Permit To Be Absent


Shawn Chittle explains this Flint Artifact: "My grandfather's WWII draft notice/excused from employment from Flint AC spark plug. He never retuned to AC after the war, instead forming Chittle's Restaurant and Bar Supply at 1812 Beach St. until 1983. He still owns the building there."

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