Anthony Company - 1910s-1982 - Streator, Illinois 1982-present Pontiac, Illinois


Anthony Company Streator, Illinois  - still in business as Anthony Liftgates -  moved to Pontiac, Illinois in 1982.   They now manufacture liftgates for pickup trucks, delivery vans,  and tractor trailer. The first type of liftgate design was invented by the Anthony Company in 1941 and mounted to the chassis-frame of a truck or trailer (usually a straight truck) and was stored in an upright position against the rear doorway.  The Streator, Illinois property has a rich manufacturing history. It used to be the home of Anthony Co, which used it to manufacture dump trailers, dump bodies, and liftgates. Anthony Company, Built Ford Model T& TT Model A&AA Driver Salesman Truck bodies for Fords. 

Anthony was a dump body manufacturer that supplied dump bodies with mechanical hoists to Ford for their catalog Model AA dump trucks.

ad in 1953 Silver Book pp104-107

ad in 1963 GMC Truck Equipment Catalog pp98-99

the Anthony company manufactured dump bodies for the Model "T"

Anthony started out making dump bodies in the late teens or early twenties. I've seen a 1926 Anthony 8-page catalog for Anthony Roller Rocker Bodies for Contractors.



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