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.

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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.

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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

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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.

 

   

For more information please read:

Beverly Rae Kimes - The Classic Car

Beverly Rae Kimes - The Classic Era

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Raymond A. Katzell - The Splendid Stutz

Marc Ralston - Pierce Arrow

Brooks T. Brierley - There Is No Mistaking a Pierce Arrow

Brooks T. Brierley - Auburn, Reo, Franklin and Pierce-Arrow Versus Cadillac, Chrysler, Lincoln and Packard

Brooks T. Brierley - Magic Motors 1930

Nick Georgano - The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile: Coachbuilding

John Gunnell - Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1946-1975

James M. Flammang & Ron Kowalke - Standard Catalog of American Cars, 1976-1999

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

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Thomas E. Bonsall - The Lincoln Motorcar: Sixty Years of Excellence

Fred Roe - Duesenberg: The Pursuit of Perfection

Arthur W. Soutter - The American Rolls-Royce

John Webb De Campi - Rolls-Royce in America

Hugo Pfau - The Custom Body Era

Hugo Pfau - The Coachbult Packard

Griffith Borgeson - Cord: His Empire His Motor Cars

Don Butler - Auburn Cord Duesenberg

George H. Dammann - 90 Years of Ford

George H. Dammann & James K. Wagner - The Cars of Lincoln-Mercury

Thomas A. MacPherson - The Dodge Story

F. Donald Butler - Plymouth-Desoto Story

Fred Crismon - International Trucks

George H. Dammann - Seventy Years of Chrysler

Walter M.P. McCall - 80 Years of Cadillac LaSalle

Maurice D. Hendry - Cadillac, Standard of the World: The complete seventy-year history

George H. Dammann & James A. Wren - Packard

Dennis Casteele - The Cars of Oldsmobile

Terry B. Dunham & Lawrence R. Gustin - Buick: A Complete History

George H. Dammann - Seventy Years of Buick

George H. Dammann - 75 Years of Chevrolet

John Gunnell - Seventy-Five Years of Pontiac-Oakland

 


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