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Old Posted Nov 13, 2012, 1:38 AM
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O.R. Fuller (Fuller-Auburn Building?)

Oliver R. Fuller built an impressive Los Feliz home in 1929 - that still exists. It was recently on the market. (2400 Inverness)

The '32 directory also lists him as VP of Pioneer Truck Co.

More about him and his business associate, E.L. Cord>

O.R. Fuller was heavily invested in the stock market and was forced into bankruptcy in 1931 enabling Cord to buy out his ACD distributorship and radio station empire for pennies on the dollar. Cord then gave him a job as president of Auburn-Fuller Inc. a firm founded to run the Wilshire Blvd. dealership. Fuller’s two-station radio empire was reorganized as the Los Angeles Broadcasting Co. and Fuller was also made president of Cord’s Century Pacific Lines, a small commuter airline formed in 1931 to compete against rail and bus lines in the profitable California/Arizona corridor.

Century Pacific used a small fleet of E.L. Cord-built Stinson aircraft and in early 1932, Aviation Corp., (AVCO) the parent company of American Airways, launched a hostile takeover of both Century Pacific and Century Airlines by creating a labor dispute with Century’s pilots. Cord was not amused and spent the next few months secretly purchasing large chunks of Aviation Corp. stock. At AVCO's fall board meeting, its directors were unpleasantly surprised to learn that Cord was now Aviation Corp’s majority stockholder (34%), which effectively gave him control over Century and American.

Auburn-Fuller went out of business soon after Auburn filed for bankruptcy in December of 1937 . . .
1931 - Featuring 10-passenger Stinson tri-motors

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