Miller-Picking Corporation - 1950s-present - (now a division of York International) Johnstown, Pennsylvania

    Miller-Picking Corporation, a large HVAC and metal fabrication firm located in Johnstown, Pennsylvania built a few removable arched stainless steel covers that could transform a standard Ford Ranchero (1957-1959) into a flower car in minutes.

1958 Miller-Picking Corp. Ford Ranchero conversion flower car, very rare, called
the "Pickway", has removable flower deck and can be used as a removal car. The tailgate was replaced by barn doors that split down the middle and hinged at both sides.

Miller-Picking Corp. - 1 Messenger St, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

At least one, and possibly two of this company's products were known to exist in the early '90's; with one being located in the Atlanta area. There was a feature on Miller-Picking in an early issue of the Professional Car. - BDW


Announcing . . THE ONLY ALL –PURPOSE Funeral Car

Hospital Pick-Up. . . Vault Service. . . Flower Car. . . Hearse - a low initial investment eliminates supplemental vehicles


A single piece of equipment to perform every task.

Cutaway or Coveralls - the dignified or the menial­ - this all-purpose funeral car stands ready to perform every job that might be required in your business. Versatile, yes, and imagine the economy of eliminating two-thirds of your present rolling stock with a single low-cost investment.

Hospital Pick-up: Complete privacy is assured when The Pickway is used. It easily accommodates hos­pital cot for quick, efficient removal to your mortuary.

Separate Flower Car Eliminated: Practical in every detail. . . The Pickway's removable flower tray is a time-saving, step-saving convenience, too. All flowers conveyed in one trip and in a few short minutes.

Trade-in Value: At trade-in time your easily converted "Pickway" will enjoy the demand of the pick-up truck market. The deluxe interior adds greater value too. Compare with trade-in values of limousines and hearses.



Cutaway to Coveralls

One trip convenience for every task with The Pickway. Use it as a pick-up truck and Station Wagon. Vault, tent, chairs and device are justone easy-to-handle load for The Pickway.

Patent Pending

Allegedly there were Millway ambulances as well as police cars.


    For more information please read:

The Professional Car (Quarterly Journal of the Professional Car Society)

George H. Dammann - Illustrated History of Ford

George H Dammann - 90 Years of Ford

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

James K. Wagner - Ford Trucks since 1905

Gregg D. Merksamer - Professional Cars: Ambulances, Funeral Cars and Flower Cars

Thomas A. McPherson - American Funeral Cars & Ambulances Since 1900

Carriage Museum of America - Horse-Drawn Funeral Vehicles: 19th Century Funerals

Carriage Museum of America -  Horse Drawn - Military, Civilian, Veterinary - Ambulances

Gunter-Michael Koch - Bestattungswagen im Wandel der Zeit

Walt McCall & Tom McPherson - Classic American Ambulances 1900-1979: Photo Archive

Walt McCall & Tom McPherson - Classic American Funeral Vehicles 1900-1980 Photo Archive

Walter M. P. McCall - The American Ambulance 1900-2002

Walter M.P. McCall - American Funeral Vehicles 1883-2003

Michael L. Bromley & Tom Mazza - Stretching It: The Story of the Limousine

Richard J. Conjalka - Classic American Limousines: 1955 Through 2000 Photo Archive

Richard J. Conjalka - Stretch Limousines 1928-2001 Photo Archive

Thomas A. McPherson - Eureka: The Eureka Company: a complete history

Thomas A. McPherson - Superior: The complete history

Thomas A. McPherson - Flxible: The Complete History

Thomas A. McPherson - Miller-Meteor: The Complete History

Robert R. Ebert  - Flxible: A History of the Bus and the Company

Hearses - Automobile Quarterly Vol 36 No 3

Marian Suman-Hreblay - Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists

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

Marian Suman-Hreblay - Dictionary of World Coachbuilders and Car Stylists

Michael Lamm and Dave Holls - A Century of Automotive Style: 100 Years of American Car Design

Nick Georgano - The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile: Coachbuilding

Marian Suman-Hreblay - Automobile Manufacturers Worldwide Registry

G.N. Georgano & G. Marshall Naul - The Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles

Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

Beverly Rae Kimes & Henry Austin Clark Jr. - Standard Catalog of American Cars 1805-1942

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

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


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