E.E. Denniston Manufacturing Co. 1880s-1920s - Buffalo, New York
|An old Buffalo coachbuilder who
later operated in a variety of fields
including custom bodies as well as truck and bus bodies. Built a
number of production bodies for early Marmon cars.
Henry Sutehall, Jr. a trimmer who worked at E.E. Denniston's, perished when the RMS Titanic went down in 1911.
Henry's trade was that of a "trimmer", installing and repairing upholstery in carriages and early automobiles. It was at his workplace, E. E. Denniston's in Buffalo, that he met a young man named Howard Irwin, who rapidly became his best friend. Henry, called Harry by his friends and family, and Howard together embarked their world tour and traveled throughout the United States during 1910. When they were fortunate, they found work at their trade as trimmers. Other times, they worked at any job they could find, even picking peaches in California.
DENNISTON (US) 1911-1912
E.E. Denniston Company, Buffalo, New York,
A closed delivery van was the only model by this manufacturer. Rated at 1500 pounds capacity, it used a 15 hp, 2-cylinder engine with forward control. Power was transmitted through a 3-speed transmission and shaft drive. It had pneumatic tires and wheelbase of 98 inches and was priced at $2,000. GMN
It was announced yesterday in Brooklyn that the Brooklyn, Bath and West
End Railroad had been bought, and President D. F. Lewis of the Brooklyn City
Railroad Company was authority for the statement that the purchaser was E.
E. Denniston, in behalf of the Long Island Traction Company,
The Long Island Traction Company is the new name of the Atlantic Avenue
Railroad Company, recently bought from "Deacon" William Richardson by a
syndicate. The Brooklyn, Bath and West End Railroad is a steam road which
uses jointly with the Culver Road the new union station at Fifth Avenue and
Thirty-ninth Street. It is said that the motive power will be changed
from steam to electricity.
For more information please read:
A Few Leading Carriage Centers - The Hub, October 1897
Biographies of Prominent Carriage Draftsmen - Carriage Monthly, April 1904
Marian Suman-Hreblay - Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists ISBN 8096897403
Daniel D. Hutchins - Wheels Across America: Carriage Art & Craftsmanship
Beverly Rae Kimes, Henry Austin Clark Jr. - Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942
G.N. Georgano & G. Marshall Naul - The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles
Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles
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