Oneida Motor Truck Co. 1917-1923 - Oneida Mfg Co. - 1924-1928 - Oneida Truck Co. - 1928-1930 - Green Bay, Wisconsin


Oneida is one of several American cars and trucks whose name is derived from American Indians, in this case a tribe which migrated from New York state to Wisconsin.

The first Oneida trucks were made in four sizes from 1 to 3Y2-tons, all with 4-cylinder Continental engines, 3­speed Cotta transmissions and Timken worm drive. By 1919 a 5-tonner had been added to the range, and new components included Hinkley engines and Wisconsin axles. For a time Oneida produced an agricultural tractor, and also a 2-ton electric truck from 1920 to 1922. This was a cab-over design like most electrics of the time, with batteries suspended from sides of the frame. Financial difficulties caused two reorganizations of Oneida during the 1920s, but production continued on a small scale with trucks in the 1 to 5-ton classes and buses for 25, 30 and 42 passengers. Engines were Continental and Hinkley, and from 1927 onwards, Hercules.

Not to be confused with Oneida Products Co. of Canastota, NY, a school bus body builder of the 1940s-1960s



For more information please read:

Ed Strauss & Karen Strauss - The Bus World Encyclopedia of Buses

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

Albert Mroz - Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks & Commercial Vehicles

Donald F. Wood - American Buses

Denis Miller - The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Trucks and Buses

Susan Meikle Mandell - A Historical Survey of Transit Buses in the United States

David Jacobs - American Buses, Greyhound, Trailways and Urban Transportation

William A. Luke & Linda L. Metler - Highway Buses of the 20th Century: A Photo Gallery 

William A. Luke & Brian Grams - Buses of Motorcoach Industries 1932-2000 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Greyhound Buses 1914-2000 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Prevost Buses 1924-2002 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Flxible Intercity Buses 1924-1970 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Buses of ACF Photo Archive (including ACF-Brill & CCF-Brill)

William A. Luke - Trailways Buses 1936-2001 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Fageol & Twin Coach Buses 1922-1956 Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Yellow Coach Buses 1923 Through 1943: Photo Archive

William A. Luke - Trolley Buses: 1913 Through 2001 Photo Archive

Harvey Eckart - Mack Buses: 1900 Through 1960 Photo Archive

Brian Grams & Andrew Gold - GM Intercity Coaches 1944-1980 Photo Archive

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

John McKane - Flxible Transit Buses: 1953 Through 1995 Photo Archive

Bill Vossler - Cars, Trucks and Buses Made by Tractor Companies

Lyndon W Rowe - Municipal buses of the 1960s

Edward S. Kaminsky - American Car & Foundry Company 1899-1999

Dylan Frautschi - Greyhound in Postcards: Buses, Depots and Post Houses


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