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History: Budd was one of the leading producers of lightweight streamlined passenger cars during the postwar period. The corrugated design permitted extra strength to the car sides. Budd built many different designs such as sleepers, coaches, dome cars and diners. The cars were built from stainless steel.
The most popular of the sleeper designs was the 10-6 configuration. This means that the car had 6 double bedrooms and six roomettes. The smaller roomette is a dual purpose room (typically 4' by 6') with two facing seats. These can be reconfigured to form a bed, while a second bed can be folded down from the ceiling. The larger double bedroom was closer to 7' by 7' and also can be reconfigured for daytime or sleeping use.
Budd was founded in 1912 in Philadelphia by Edward G. Budd, whose fame came from his development of the first all-steel automobile bodies in 1913 and, in the 1930s, his company's invention of the "shotweld" technique for joining pieces of stainless steel without damaging its anti-corrosion properties.
Budd Company became part of Budd Thyssen in 1978 and in 1999 a part of ThyssenKrupp Budd. Body and chassis operations were sold to Martinrea International in 2006. No longer an operating company, Budd filed for bankruptcy in 2014. It currently exists to provide benefits to its retirees.
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