Catalogs of Michigan-based motor truck companies: 1900-1946
Summary Information
Title: Catalogs of Michigan-based motor truck companies
Creator: Bentley Historical Library (collector)
Inclusive dates: 1900-1946
Inclusive dates: undated
Extent: 1 linear foot
Abstract:
Collected material on motor trucks, carriages, and wagons produced by Michigan firms primarily between the years 1900 and 1935'
Call number: EA 134 M919 C357
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
1150 Beal Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Michigan Historical Collections staff

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

The collection was assembled from a variety of sources.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open to research.

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Copyright:

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Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, Catalogs of Michigan-based motor truck companies, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan


Biography

The Bentley Historical Library as a repository of Michigan-based materials has accumulated from different sources a collection of motor truck catalogs. These catalogs are an important source for the study of the development of the truck manufacturing industry in Michigan.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The trucks trade catalog collection consists of one box of material on motor trucks, carriages, and wagons produced by Michigan firms primarily between the years 1900 and 1935. It is comprised almost entirely of advertising brochures and trade catalogs with a heavy emphasis on mechanical specifications. the collection is arranged by company name.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Trucks -- Catalogs.
  • Trade catalogs -- Connecticut -- Bridgeport.
  • Trade catalogs -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Trade catalogs -- Michigan -- Dearborn.
  • Trade catalogs -- Michigan -- Detroit.
  • Trade catalogs -- Michigan -- Grand Rapids.
  • Trade catalogs -- Michigan -- Lansing.
  • Trade catalogs -- Michigan -- Owosso.
  • Trade catalogs -- Michigan -- Pontiac.
  • Trade catalogs -- New York (State) -- Geneva.
  • Trade catalogs -- Pennsylvania -- York.
  • Trade catalogs -- Wisconsin -- Oshkosh.
  • Chevrolet Motor Car Company -- Catalogs.
  • Chrysler Corporation -- Catalogs.
  • Dodge Brothers -- Catalogs.
  • Durant Motors, Inc -- Catalogs.
  • Electric Truck Company -- Catalogs.
  • Fargo Motor Corporation -- Catalogs.
  • Federal Motor Truck Company -- Catalogs.
  • Ford Motor Company -- Catalogs.
  • General Motors Corporation -- Catalogs.
  • General Motors Truck Company -- Catalogs.
  • Geneva Wagon Company -- Catalogs.
  • Grabowsky Power Wagon Company -- Catalogs.
  • Graham Brothers -- Catalogs.
  • Holson Motor Patents Company -- Catalogs.
  • Hudson Motor Car Company -- Catalogs.
  • International Harvester Company -- Catalogs.
  • J.L. Clark Manufacturing Co -- Catalogs.
  • Martin-Parry Corporation -- Catalogs.
  • Metropolitan Body Company -- Catalogs.
  • Motor Wagon Company -- Catalogs.
  • Packard Motor Car Company -- Catalogs.
  • Rapid Motor Vehicle Company -- Catalogs.
  • Reliance Motor Truck Company -- Catalogs.
  • Reo Motor Car Company -- Catalogs.
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
Chevrolet - Ford [series]
 
Chevrolet Motor Co. (and General Motors Corp. Chevrolet Motor Division), Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
The utility truck 1928
Box   1  
The sedan delivery and light delivery 1929
Box   1  
Chevrolet express trucks Undated
Box   1  
Chevrolet 1 1/2 ton stake trucks Undated
Box   1  
New Chevrolet six-cylinder trucks Undated
Box   1  
A sensational new truck Undated
Box   1  
Newly designed commercial bodies with Chevrolet quality throughout Undated
 
Chrysler Corp. (Fargo Motor Corp.), Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Advance information, Fargo modern delivery Undated
Box   1  
Fargo Undated
Box   1  
Fargo freighter Undated
Box   1  
Weatherproof bodies for the Fargo freighter Undated
Box   1  
New Plymouth commercial car 1940
 
Dodge Brothers (Graham Brothers), Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Graham Brothers trucks Undated
Box   1  
Graham Brothers trucks, commercial cars and motor coaches Undated
Box   1  
Dodge Brothers trucks, commercial cars and motor coaches Undated
Box   1  
Dodge Brothers trucks, buses and motor coaches Undated
Box   1  
Good news for truck owners Undated
Box   1  
Dodge Brothers trucks 1 1/2 ton model F 31 1931
Box   1  
Dodge Brothers trucks 1/2 ton model UF 10 1931
Box   1  
Dodge Brothers announce-A new Dodge truck Undated
Box   1  
Two advertising brochures (one in Spanish) Undated
Box   1  
New Dodge job-rated trucks 1940
 
Durant Motors, Inc., Flint, Mich.
Box   1  
New Rugby trucks built by Durant Undated
 
Electric Truck Co., Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Trucking & delivery with electric power vehicles Undated
 
Federal Motor Truck Co., Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Federal double-duty truck 1930
Box   1  
Federal tractor trucks 1929
Box   1  
Federal trucks salute the golden jubilee of the automobile industry 1896-1946, 1946
 
Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Mich.
Box   1  
Three advertising brochures for Ford trucks 1930-1931
Box   1  
Ford V-8 trucks bring hauling costs down Undated
Box   1  
Ford trucks 1941
 
General Motors - REO [series]
 
General Motors Truck Co., Pontiac, Mich.
Box   1  
The lowest-priced 2000 pound capacity six cylinder truck 1928
Box   1  
Eight advertising brochures for Buick and Pontiac trucks 1928-1929
Box   1  
Model AC-100 1/2 ton range Undated
 
Geneva Wagon Co., Geneva, N.Y.
Box   1  
Commercial bodies Undated
 
Grabowsky Power Wagon Co., Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Catalog Undated
 
Holson Motor Patents Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Box   1  
The Gyroscope motor truck Undated
 
Hudson Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Hercules better business bodies for the Dover truck , (Hercules Products, Inc., Evansville, Ind.) 1929
Box   1  
Dover, the commercial super-six Undated (2 editions)
Box   1  
Four advertising brochures undated
 
International Harvester Co., Chicago, Ill.
Box   1  
Our pioneering days are not over... 1946
 
J.L. Clark Mfg. Co., Oshkosh, Wis.
Box   1  
Clark of Oshkosh finer truck bodies and cabs for Chevrolet Undated

(Wolfe Body Co., Detroit, Mich)

 
Martin-Parry Corp. (makers of truck bodies), York, Pa.
Box   1  
Martin-Parry bodies for the Whippet light delivery Undated
Box   1  
Martin-Parry bodies for Chevrolet Undated
Box   1  
Martin-Parry bodies for the Chevrolet light delivery and utility truck Undated
Box   1  
New Martin-Parry dump bodies for Chevrolet Undated
Box   1  
The new line of Martin-Parry bodies for the half-ton Chevrolet Undated
Box   1  
Martin-Parry cab for Chevrolet chassis Undated
 
Metropolitan Body Co., Bridgeport, Conn.
Box   1  
The new Metro complex cab Undated

(includes 4 loose photographs)

 
Motor Wagon Company of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Motor Wagon Detroit for delivery purposes 1912
 
Packard Motor Car Co., Detroit, Mich.
Box   1  
Commercial vehicles catalog 1911
Box   1  
The trail of the lonesome truck 1911
 
Rapid Motor Vehicle Co., Pontiac, Mich.
Box   1  
Catalog G 1910
Box   1  
Three advertisements 1911
 
Reliance Motor Truck Co., Owosso, Mich.
Box   1  
Catalog 1910
 
Reo Motor Car Co., Lansing, Mich.
Box   1  
Reo semi-trailers coordinated units circa 1934
Box   1  
Reo offers ... Undated
Box   1  
Reo 12-15 passenger bus Undated
Box   1  
The new Reo 2-3 ton speed wagon Undated
Box   1  
The new Reo 2-4 ton truck Undated
Box   1  
The new Reo 2-5 ton truck Undated
Box   1  
Four advertising brochures 1930
Box   1  
Five advertising brochures Undated