Columbus Buggy Company Catalog, 1889

Summary

Brothers George and Oscar Peters, together with Clinton Firestone, established Columbus Buggy Company in Columbus, Ohio, in 1875. It grew into one of the country's largest manufacturers of horse-drawn vehicles, with branch offices throughout the United States. The company entered the automobile business in 1903 with a ten-horsepower high-wheeler, but it wasn't successful. Columbus Buggy Company went bankrupt in 1913.

Brothers George and Oscar Peters, together with Clinton Firestone, established Columbus Buggy Company in Columbus, Ohio, in 1875. It grew into one of the country's largest manufacturers of horse-drawn vehicles, with branch offices throughout the United States. The company entered the automobile business in 1903 with a ten-horsepower high-wheeler, but it wasn't successful. Columbus Buggy Company went bankrupt in 1913.

Artifact

Trade catalog

Date Made

1889

Subject Date

1889

Creators

Columbus Buggy Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, Newburg 

Creator Notes

Made for Columbus Buggy Company of Newburg, New York

Collection Title

Trade Catalog Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

89.37.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 4.875 in

Width: 6.938 in

Inscriptions

On cover: COLUMBUS BUGGY CO. / COLUMBUS, OHIO, U.S.A., / MANUFACTURERS OF / LIGHT VEHICLES THAT FOR STRENGTH, FINISH AND STYLE ARE UNSURPASSED, / FOR SALE BY / F. J. BRADLEY, / NEWBURG, N.Y.

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