United Body Corporation - 1917-1922 - Rahway, New Jersey 1922-1930s - Poughkeepsie, New York


This photograph of an "elegant" Silver Ghost is said to have been taken in Rahway, N.J. about 1921. Writes John P. Smalley, who sent us the interesting photo: "The man who owns the original photo, a Mr. Fulp, stated that he worked for the company that built the body for this car and stated it was manufactured in 1921. The builder was known as the United Body Company. He claimed he worked for them from 1917-18 to 1921-22 when they moved their operations to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. I have no other details on the United Body Co. other than that they also built bodies for Mercedes, Locomobi1es and other cars of the era." Readers who know anything else about the company and its operations are urged to pass on their information to Smalley at P.O. Box 14, Glen Ridge, N.J. 07028.

United Body Corp was a known Locomobile production body supplier and is known to have exhibited a Renault Brougham at the 1921 New York Auto Salon. 

It's president was E.T. Mohn.

Fleetwood made the original bodies for the striking Richelieu that was built between 1921 and 1923. (See article in Sept-Oct 1978 issue of the Antique Automobile pp14-18) At the time of the firms demise Richelieu had become a subsidiary of the United Body Corporation of Rahway, NJ.



For more information please read:

The Flying Lady #74-6 pp1721

Antique Automobile Sept-October 1978 issue pp14-18

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