Arthur Rehberger & Son - 1923-1938 - Newark, New Jersey


The Rehberger was an assembled make produced in small numbers for sale mainly in the Newark area. The range extended from 1 Y. to 5&7-tonners with Buda engines, Brown-Lipe or Fuller transmissions and Timken axles. The 1925 3-ton chassis was available in bus form, with the engine set back, air springs at the front, a lower frame, pneumatic tires and disc wheels. The 5-tonner had a 2-speed rear axle, giving 8 forward speeds in all. Rehberger increasingly concentrated on bus chassis from 1933 onwards, and apparently produced these in a variety of wheelbase lengths until 1937 or 1938. These found a market among smaller bus operators. During the war years they switched to heavy industrial trailers, many for the US Navy and shipbuilders. The firm had plans to re­enter the truck field in the early postwar years with a 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 ton range aimed at the export market. Apparently this scheme was never realized.



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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