Jacob Rech -1860s-1890s - Rech-Marbaker Co. - 1890s-1920s - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rech-Marbaker Co. specialized in commercial delivery bodies as well as hearses, ambulances and fire apparatus. Some of their more elaborate florist wagons were glass-sided and resembled hearses.
1907 Rech-Marbaker hose wagon
1916 - Order placed with Autocar Co. for a rebuilt auto chassis on which to place the engine. Rech-Marbaker quoted a price of $80.00 for the body on the new apparatus plus $30.00 for the brass railing. The Ladies' Auxiliary agreed to pay for the body.
In their 1907 catalog, Rech-Marbaker pictured a number of motorized and electric hearse and ambulances
February 14. 1878 - Fire at the carriage factory of Jacob Rech, south-east corner of Eighth Street and Girard Avenue; loss, $12,000.
Jacob Rech founder
Corner of Girard Ave and 8th St - 1876
1 trade card : 12 x 19 cm.
William E. Marbaker was a Philadelphia resident in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
For more information please read:
Carriage Monthly, October 1906
American Vehicle, April 15, 1907
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