John Guedelhoefer Wagon Company advertisements
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- circa 1880-1960
- John Guedelhoefer Wagon Company (Organization)
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John Guedelhoefer's son August became owner and president of the wagon company, while another son, Bernard was treasurer. August and his wife Ella had four children: Bertha, John O., Marie and Loretta. John O. Guedelhoefer became owner of the company after the death of his father, retiring in 1962.
The company specialized in delivery wagons, particularly for ice, dairy, and bakery products. As technology grew more sophisticated, the company attempted to make improvements to their designs. By the 1930s, the company manufactured special truck bodies to suit a variety of customers that were then mounted on chassis from other manufacturers, such as General Motors. The business remained in family hands for three generations before going out of business in the 1970s.
John Guedelhoefer Wagon Company papers, 1913-1942, n.d. Manuscript and Visual Collections Department, William Henry Smith Memorial Library, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN. http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/john-guedelhoefer-wagon-company-papers-1913-1942.pdf.
Pictorial and biographical memoirs of Indianapolis and Marion County, Indiana, together with biographies of many prominent men of other portions of the state, both living and dead. Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1893.
R.L. Polk and Co.'s Indianapolis Directory. Indianapolis: R. L. Polk and Co., 1881. Accessed June 26, 2017. https://archive.org/details/polksindianap00unse.
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