Cynthiana Carriage Co. - 1880s-1930s - Cynthiana, Kentucky & Covington, Kentucky
|Cynthiana Carriage Company moved from Cynthiana to nearby Covington,
Kentucky in 1924. Their catalog featured a number of carved-panel funeral coaches mounted on Dodge chassis that
included small oval windows behind the driver. Cynthiana customers had a choice of two different carved coach
designs. The first was a pillar-less design that featured half-height subtly carved-panels while the other coach had
the traditional 8-columns with traditionally carved drapes that included a small center window.
For 1926 Cynthiana marketed a boxy limousine-style coach mounted on a Dodge chassis which featured two-tone paint, window shades and styling first seen in the late Teens. Bodies could be supplied on Cythiana's assembled 60hp Continental-equipped chassis, Studebaker's purpose-built professional car chassis or on any chassis albeit new or used supplied by the customer.
Like many other small builders, the Cynthiana coaches that appeared in 1927 and 1928 mailings were beginning to look old in the tooth and lacked the modern long & low look typified by the glamorous late-Twenties Kissel professional coaches.
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