Ligonier Automobile Body Co. - 1920s - Ligonier, Indiana


Ligonier Automobile Body Company (Ligonier, Indiana?) built bodies for the 1920-1925 Huffman automobile that was built in Elkhart, Indiana.

Ligonier supplied bodies to Comet, Winther and others,


MIER - Ligonier, Indiana - (1908-1909) - The Mier Carriage & Buggy Com­pany had the distinction of erecting the first three-story building in Ligonier, and the Miers were prominent citizens of the town. Indeed, Solomon Mier was an early settler of the region. His son A.B. Mier joined him at the turn of the century in their buggy business, which was a thriving one. The Miers' foray into the automobile field was a short one. In 1908 they added a two-cylinder engine, friction transmission and double-chain drive to one of their standard buggy mod­els, provided wheel steering, fitted solid tires - and sold about 100 of the motorized buggies that resulted. A longer wheelbase buggy was motorized the following year, but thereafter the Miers returned to horsedrawn buggy manufacture exclusively, surviving in this field until the 1920s. (Possibly the Ligonier Auto Body Company & the Mier Carriage & Buggy Company are related?)



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