Kilbourne & Jacobs Mfg. Co. - K&J - 1890s-1920s - Columbus, Ohio
James T. Kilbourne
K&J Standardized Motor Truck Bodies
Manufacturers of bodies and semi-trailers for heavy service motor trucks.
Ad shows a heavy-duty dump body on a chassis.
K&J also made air-assisted side-dumping railroad cars.
(ad in July 15, 1920 CCJ pp297)
James T. Kilbourne - The name of the company was the Kilbourne & Jacobs Mfg. Co They had a lumber yard and a narrow gauge railroad in which they shipped lumber to all parts of the world. One of their branches was in Chicago.
James T. Kilbourne - Graduated from Kenyon College in 1862, and two years later received the degree of Master of Arts. Graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Law. Founder of Kilbourne and Jacobs Manufacturing Company. Director and, in 1895, President of the Columbus Board of Trade. Vice-President, Franklinton Centennial Commission, 1897. President, Board of Trustees, Columbus Public Library. President, Columbus Children’s Hospital; Columbus Neighborhood Guild Association. Member, Ohio Centennial Commission
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