Lehman Manufacturing - 1876-1930s - Indianapolis, Indiana
|The Lehman Manufacturing Company was established in 1876 to build wagons and later
turned out replacement bodies for model T Fords.
The Lehmann Manufacturing Company started building wagons in Indiana one hundred years after the American Revolution. They evolved into Lehmann-Peterson Company at Indianapolis by 1925, producing replacement bodies for the Model T Ford. They also built ambulance bodies and other commercial vehicles, including several White House Lincoln limousines. The firm is still in business today as an automobile alteration facility.
Lehman Mfg. Co.- 1405 Fourth St, Cannelton, Indiana - Lamco Bodies – Lehman Mfg. Co.- 1405 Fourth St, Cannelton, Indiana makers of Ford Special Bodies ad 1920 Motor pp156
Coachbuilding historian, Hugo Pfau believed that the famous limousine manufacturer Lehmann-Peterson Co of Chicago, Illinois (1963-1970) is a direct decendent of this firm, but I can find no evidence to support his conclusions.
In "the American Car since 1775" (on page 152), Pfau states that Lehman-Peterson (sic) started in 1925 and that Lehman (sic) Manufacturing was the predecessor to Lehman-Peterson.
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