James L. Clark Carriage Co. 1885-1915 - J.L. Clark Manufacturing Co. 1915-1930s - Clark of Oshkosh - Oshkosh, Wisconsin


J. L. Clark Mfg. Co. – aka Clark of Oshkosh – Oshkosh, Wisconsin - 1930s finer truck bodies and cabs for Chevrolet – 1926: ALL SEASON CAB, PAKERS EXPRESS BODY, WIDE STAKE BODY, PLATFORM EXPRESS BODY, WIDE EXPRESS & STAKE BODY, ETC. 1930- Milk Hauling Body For Chevy Trucks (another J.L. Clark Mfg.- John L. Clark founder - was in Rockford Illinois)


Truck bodies and Cabs for trucks. Ask for their 1-ton body catalog #20, or their heavy line, catalog #21.

(July 15 1920 CCJ ad pp 284)


J.L. Clark Manufacturing Company - CLARK-HATFIELD - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - (1908.1909) - Like many other horsedrawn vehicle builders, Herbert M. Clark believed that changing the name of his father J.L.'s Clark Carriage Company to the Clark-Hatfield Automobile Company, and providing horsepower to his traditional product was sufficient to make It in the auto­mobile industry. In July of 1908 he announced his plans, having secured either the necessary capital or engineering expertise from a Mr. Hatfield in exchange for the hyphenated marque name. Hatfield was Charles B., Jr. who had produced a Hatfield motorized buggy in Ohio the year previous. The Clark-Hatfield was a typical highwheeler with two-cylinder 14 hp engine, $650 price tagI' and but one unusual feature; its friction transmission was mounted ahead of, rather than behind, the car's two-cylinder engine. This did not work at all well, nor long. Subsequently, as the J.L. Clark Man­ufacturing Company, the firm produced truck bodies.



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Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

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Robert M Roll - American trucking: A seventy-five year odyssey

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David Jacobs - American Trucks: More Colour Photographs of Truck & Trucking

John Gunnell - American Work Trucks: A Pictorial History of Commercial Trucks 1900-1994

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Ronald G. Adams - 100 Years of Semi Trucks

Stan Holtzman - Big Rigs: The Complete History of the American Semi Truck

Stan Holtzman & Jeremy Harris Lipschultz - Classic American Semi Trucks

Stan Holtzman - Semi Truck Color History

Donald F. Wood - American Beer Trucks

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Donald F. Wood - Commercial Trucks

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Gini Rice - Relics of the Road

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Richard J. Copello - American Car Haulers

Niels Jansen - Pictorial History of American Trucks

John B. Montville - Refuse Trucks: Photo Archive

Bill Rhodes - Circus and Carnival Trucks 1941-2000: Photo Archive

Howard L. Applegate - Coca-Cola: Its Vehicles in Photographs 1930 Through 1969: Photo Archive

James T. Lenzke & Karen E. O'Brien - Standard Catalog of American Light-Duty Trucks: 1896-2000

James K. Wagner - Ford Trucks since 1905

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Don Bunn - Encyclopedia of Chevrolet Trucks


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