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Dodge Brothers & Budd Mfg. Co.


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06.20.19 "The Old Motor" website feature image was taken by the Budd Manufacturing Company Photography Department which documented the production and manufacturing operations of the Dodge Brothers car and truck bodies in its Philadelphia, PA, plant.


This photo was taken at the scene of an accident involving a Dodge four-door sedan to show just how well the Budd bodywork and structural members held up in an accident. A conventional metal covered wood-framed auto body probably would have suffered from broken rear door and quarter panel framework and more deformation than this all-steel coachwork sustained.


Help us identify the tow truck in the enlargement (below) and share with us what you find of interest in the photos via reader Doug Walters a member of the Dodge Brothers Club. 


The Rest of The Story




Enlargement (below) of the chain driven tow truck used to haul the Dodge from the scene of the accident. It appears this machine may be a circa 1908 to ’10 Fiat open fronted limousine or touring car converted into a wrecker. Note the dog on top of the cowl of the body.




This entry was posted in Auto photos 1885 - 1920, Auto photos 1921 - 1942 and tagged All Steel Body, Budd Manufacturing Co., Dodge Brothers Cars, Dodge Brothers Club, Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company, Philadelphia PA.



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