Thursday, April 03, 2008

Quiz: Toyota's Previous Life

Before becoming the world's second largest car manufacturer, Toyota produced:

A. polymer clay
B. looms
C. pastels

B) Looms

Toyota began as Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. by Sakichi Toyoda. His son, Kiichiro Toyoda would branch his father's company into today's Toyota Motor Corporation. In homage to their weaving beginnings, Toyota still has a museum with some of the first looms at its original site.

(source: "Handwoven," March/April 2008.)

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