Holan Body Co. - J.H. Holan Corp. - Holan Div. of Ohio Brass Co. - 1930s-1990s - Cleveland, Ohio - (previously American Coach & Body Co.??)


Holan Division of Ohio Brass Company - Cleveland Ohio – built crew cabs for 1960s GMC & Chevrolet trucks. Also major manufacturer of bucket trucks and tree maintenance units at leas through the late 1990s.

ad in 1953 Silver Book pp31

ad 1963 GMC Truck Equipment Catalog pp93

Built precision-made service truck bodies and utility side boxes. Sizes for 1/2, 3/4, 1-ton trucks available with sliding or high steel roofs, ladder racks, meter trays, pipe carriers and more. Larger bodies available.

Service bodies equipped with fully hydraulic aerial ladders and hydraulic towers for public utilities.


J.H. Holan Corp., 4100 West 150th St, Cleveland, Ohio


American Coach & Body Co, Cleveland Ohio - Emergency Repair bodies for WWII Dodge Trucks

1940s Dodge WC Emergency Repair bodies by American Coach & Body Co, Cleveland Ohio


American Coach & Body Company – Cleveland, Ohio 1933 patent# D92,009 Neil P. Larsen & 1946 patent #D148,021by James H. Holan Jr. D148,541 & 1948 patent #D162,658 --- American Coach & Body Co, Cleveland Ohio. --- American Coach and Body Company, Cleveland, Ohio - An all ­aluminum van body for the Pierce-Arrow model Z chassis is made by the American Coach and Body Company, Cleveland, Ohio.



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G.N. Georgano & G. Marshall Naul - The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles

Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

Denis Miller - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trucks and Buses

Tad Burness - American Truck Spotter's Guide, 1920-1970

Tad Burness - American Truck & Bus Spotter's Guide, 1920-1985

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

David Jacobs - American Trucks: A photographic essay of American Trucks and Trucking

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

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

George W. Green - Special-Use Vehicles: An Illustrated History of Unconventional Cars and Trucks

Daniel D. Hutchins - Wheels Across America: Carriage Art & Craftsmanship

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

Donald F. Wood - Beverage Trucks: Photo Archive

Donald F. Wood - Commercial Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Delivery Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Dump Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Gas & Oil Trucks

Donald F. Wood - Logging Trucks 1915 Through 1970: Photo Archive

Donald F. Wood - New Car Carriers 1910-1998 Photo Album

Donald F. Wood - RVs & Campers 1900-2000: An Illustrated History

Donald F. Wood - Wreckers and Tow Trucks

Gini Rice - Relics of the Road

Gini Rice - Relics of the Road - Impressive International Trucks 1907-1947

Gini Rice - Relics of the Road - Keen Kenworth Trucks - 1915-1955

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

Don Bunn - Dodge Trucks

Fred Crismon - International Trucks

Don Bunn - Encyclopedia of Chevrolet Trucks


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