Jannell and Son Body Co. - Jannell & Co. - Jannell Body Mfg. - Jannell Truck & Trailer Service - 1900-present - Woonsocket, Rhode Island


   

Originally wagon makers and blacksmiths, the Jannells turned to truck bodies in the 1920s.

Formerly New England's leading truck body manufacturer. Specialized in refrigerated trucks and box bodies for medium and heavy-duty trucks.

Became an authorized Supreme Sales & Service depot in the late 1980s, but is now independent.?

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Jennell & Company of Woonsocket, Rhode Island - Here is a picture of the Brewster station wagon I own. At one time this was a Brewster town car owned by Mrs. Peter Gerry whose husband was a senator from Rhode Island. It was built into a station wagon during the second World War by Jennell & Company of Woonsocket, Rhode Island and used on an estate in Bovina Center. One day, one of the lawn boys who did not know how to drive tried to move it and ran it off a bridge into the creek bed below. It ended up on its top and was considered a complete wreck by the insurance company. I bought it from the insurance company and George Storie, who works for me and is also an AUHV member, and I built the woodwork over and straightened the metal work. We have since driven it many thousands of miles.

 

   

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