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To this day, when a Rambler drives down the road in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one can still hear the words “I built that car” from onlookers. Not only are the words spoken, they are spoken with the utmost pride. Kenosha is an auto town.

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439664582

Category: Transportation

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The Thomas B. Jeffery Company existed as an automobile maker from 1902 to 1916 and in that short span created a corporate foundation that would lead to successor firms Nash Motors, Nash-Kelvinator, American Motors, and Jeep. Thomas Jeffery named his automobile the Rambler, after the popular bicycles he manufactured prior to his car venture. The Rambler was a car of outstanding quality and reliability. From its first showing in Chicago in 1902, the Rambler stood out as an unusual value for the money. That reputation carried over when Tom Jeffery's son and successor Charles decided to change the car's name to Jeffery in honor of his late father. In 1916, Charles Nash, then president of General Motors, resigned his position and purchased the Thomas B. Jeffery firm, renaming it the Nash Motors Company. Before long, an all-new Nash car was introduced, and the Jeffery brand faded away. Nash went on to become one of the largest of the American independent automakers.
2018-04-23 By Patrick Foster

Author: Patrick Foster

Publisher: Postcards of America

ISBN: 1467128910

Category: Business & Economics

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2018-04-23 By Patrick Foster

19. “ What Was Shown at Chicago , ” Motor World 3 ( 6 March 1902 ) : 599 . 20. Rambler advertisement , Saturday Evening Post , 17 January 1903 ; Rambler Automobile , Thomas B. Jeffery & Co. , General Office and Works , Kenosha ...

Author: Charles K. Hyde

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814334466

Category: Transportation

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Explores the business history of three major independent American automakers-Nash Motor Company, the Hudson Motor Car Company, and the American Motors Company-that faced fierce competition from the "Big Three."
2009 By Charles K. Hyde

The Jeffery plant started out as a bicycle manufacturing operation , expanding to Jeffery and Rambler Automobiles . It became the nucleus of Nash Motors . ( Author's collection . ) BIRD'S - EYE VIEW , KENOSHA , LOOKING WEST ,.

Author: John J. Hosmanek

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738540064

Category: History

Page: 128

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Looking from the decks of schooners toward the western shore of Lake Michigan, early explorers quickly saw the potential of the prairie wilderness that was to become Kenosha. The vintage postcards in this book show a community that has evolved through rapid growth due to immigration, employment opportunities, and eras of educational leadership, patriotism, and a phoenixlike revival following devastating economic depression. From its beginning, the people of the area have demonstrated a strong work ethic, religious and civic spirit, and the ability to triumph over adversity.
2006-03-01 By John J. Hosmanek

Author: Antique Power, Incorporated

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ISBN: 0966075137

Category: Automobiles

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With Jeffery's financial success came even more attractive business propositions. Having been thoroughly infatuated with the emerging automobile, he built his first Rambler four-wheel prototype in 1897. It was a tiller-driven, ...

Author: Bob McClurg

Publisher: CarTech Inc

ISBN: 9781613251775

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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When thinking of a manufacturer's racing involvement, AMC is not a manufacturer that immediately comes to mind. Yet even from the very beginning of American motorsports, the companies that became AMC had some serious involvement in motorsport. From the early Nash and Hudson models all the way through the muscle car era, AMC had direct involvement in racing. The success of Nash and Hudson in early NASCAR racing, AMC Javelins in Trans-Am racing, and AMC's involvement with Mark Donahue and Roger Penske in both their Trans-Am and 1970s NASCAR teams prove that AMC was "in it to win it." The History of AMC Motorsports from veteran racing journalist Bob McClurg covers it all, from a Nash–American Motors corporate history, the first years of NASCAR, the 1960s efforts that included Trans-Am and drag racing Super Stock programs, to the Craig Breedlove land speed record efforts when 106 world records were shattered and covered by Hot Rod magazine. And let's not forget the 1970s Trans-Am championships with Donahue and Penske, and finally the NASCAR success with Bobby Allison in the always-curious looking Matador, which is also covered here. Never before has a single volume chronicled the events that encompass AMC racing history. Whether a hardcore racing history fan or a casual enthusiast of the AMC street offerings, The History of AMC Motorsports provides a unique showcase vital to every enthusiast's library.
2016-01-15 By Bob McClurg

JEFFERY & CO . The Jeffery plant , about 1901. Automaking in Kenosha began at the turn of the century when Thomas B. Jeffery ... In 1902 Thomas B. Jeffery began producing his Rambler motor car in one of Kenosha's bicycle shops .

Author: Kathryn Marie Dudley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226169103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

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This volume tells the story of what the 1988 closing of the Chrysler assembly plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, meant to the people who lived in that town. Through interviews with displaced autoworkers and other members of the community it dramatizes the lessons Kenoshans drew from the plant shutdown. This volume tells the story of what the 1988 closing of the Chrysler assembly plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, meant to the people who lived in that company town. Since the early days of the 20th century, Kenosha had forged its identity and politics around the interests of the auto industry. When nearly 6000 workers lost their jobs in the shutdown, the community faced not only a serious economic crisis but also a profound moral one. In this study, Dudley describes the painful, often confusing process of change that residents of Kenosha, like the increasing number of Americans who are caught in the crossfire of de-industrialization, were forced to undergo. Through interviews with displaced autoworkers and Kenosha's community leaders, high-school counsellors and a rising class of upwardly mobile professionals, Dudley dramatizes the lessons Kenoshans drew from the plant shutdown.
1997-06-23 By Kathryn Marie Dudley

... of Thomas B. Jeffery Co. , Kenosha , Wis . , manufacturers of automobiles and trucks . The Jeffery Co. was established in 1901 , for the manufacture and sale of Rambler automobiles . Thomas B. Jeffery , the organizer , died in 1910 ...

Author: United States. Federal Trade Commission

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ISBN: OSU:32435017526500

Category: Automobile industry and trade

Page: 1077

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The Seneca was an assembled automobile and had a four-cylinder engine during all the years of its production. ... as the manufacturer of Jeffery and Rambler automobiles, Thomas B. Jeffery was in the bicycle manufacturing business.

Author: Frank E. Wrenick

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786475353

Category: Transportation

Page: 268

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"The authors have done a masterful job in bringing together Ohio's automotive history in a very readable format...a welcome addition to any auto historian’s shelf”"--Antique Automobile "The definitive book on the role of Cleveland and Ohio during the early days of the automobile industry...well-researched and documented...well written...absolutely fascinating. I commend the Wrenicks on a fine addition to automotive history and McFarland & Company for continuing to publish such books"--CCCA Bulletin "Recommended"--Automobile "Well written and very informative. Recommended"--ARBA "An important research tool...every high school and college library in Ohio needs a copy"--Horseless Carriage Gazette This comprehensive look at the heyday of automobile manufacturing in Ohio chronicles the region's early prominence in an industry that was inventing itself. More than 550 Ohio manufacturers are covered, from Abbott to Zent. There are familiar marques, such as Jordan, Baker, Peerless, and White of Cleveland, along with Packard, Stutz, Crosley and Willys. Less well-known and forgotten automotive ventures, such Auto-Bug, Darling and Ben-Hur, are documented, although many never got beyond the concept stage. Attention is given to the various ancillary industries, services and organizations which nurtured, developed with and, in many cases, survived the decline of Cleveland's automotive industry.
2016-08-23 By Frank E. Wrenick

RAMBLER The Thomas B. Jeffery Company of Kenosha, Wisconsin made Rambler-brand motor cars between 1902 and 1916. In the first year of production, the Rambler became the second best-selling automobile in America, after Ransom Old's ...

Author: Carlton Reid

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610916899

Category: Architecture

Page: 360

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Cyclists were written out of highway history in the 1920s and 1930s by the all-powerful motor lobby:Roads Were Not Built For Cars tells the real story, putting cyclists center stage again. Not that the book is only about cyclists. It will also contains lots of automotive history because many automobile pioneers were cyclists before becoming motorists. A surprising number of the first car manufacturers were also cyclists, including Henry Ford. Some carried on cycling right through until the 1940s. One famous motor manufacturing pioneer was a racing tricycle rider to his dying day.
2015-04-09 By Carlton Reid

... Kenosha , Wis . , will re - engage in automobile distribution in Milwaukee at once . Mr. Reeke , who was identified with the sale of Rambler and Jeffery cars in Milwaukee , for many years prior to joining the factory organization ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101048984684

Category: Aeronautics

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Prior to this sale , Mr. Jeffery had been experimenting with the automobile and about ten years ago he purchased the old Sterling bicycle plant at Kenosha and commenced the manufacture of the Rambler automobile .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433090784657

Category: Aeronautics

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RAINIER USA 1905–1911 Rainier Motor Car Co., Flushing, N.Y. Chassis made by “Garford” to 1907. Reorganized 1907; moved to ... B. Jeffery Co., Kenosha, Wisconsin. Became “Jeffery”; 33,512 cars RAMBLER USA 1950–1969 Nash Motors Co.

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Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786409723

Category: Transportation

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This one-of-a-kind reference work provides essential data on some 10,700 manufacturers of automobiles, beginning with the earliest vehicle that might be so termed (Frenchman Nicolas Cugnot's steam carriage, in 1770) and covering all nations in which automobiles have been built--67 in all. Not an encyclopedia or collection of histories, this is instead a very complete registry providing essential facts about the manufacturers: complete name, location, years active, type(s) of vehicles built, and other basic data. Compiled during more than 30 years of research, this reference even lists companies that produced just one car. Any builder of passenger-carrying vehicles on at least two but no more than eight wheels, of any design, either mass produced or built as one-off specials, experimental cars, prototypes, or kit cars, is included. Builders of internal combustion, steam and electric powered vehicles are all covered; companies that built only trucks, buses, racing cars, or motorcycles are not included. From A.A.A. to Zzipper and Argentina to Yugoslavia, this is an astonishingly comprehensive resource.
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He stayed in Dayton just long enough to get his affairs settled and then headed for Kenosha . It is not clear how he landed a job with Thomas B. Jeffery & Company , makers of the Rambler automobile . Ned's in - laws were prominent ...

Author: James H. Lackey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114518850

Category: Transportation

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The subject of one of the great advertising campaigns of the early 20th century, the "Somewhere West of Laramie" ads, Jordan is a well-remembered marque despite its brief duration. Edward Stanlaw "Ned" Jordan was born November 21, 1882, in Merrill, Wisconsin, and worked as a journalist before finding work in the automobile industry. A pioneer of automobile advertising and sales who got his start with Thomas B. Jeffery and Company in 1907, he founded the Jordan Motor Car Company with fellow Jeffery employees Russell S. Begg as experimental engineer and Paul Zens as purchasing agent in 1916. This is both a biography of Ned Jordan and a history of his company and its vehicles from its beginning in 1916 to its end on April 1, 1932, when non-payment of franchise taxes forced its dissolution. Jordan's first models were four- and seven-passenger custom-type touring cars, but it would become famous for the Sport Marine, the Playboy, the Little Tomboy, and the Little Custom Jordan. Spectacularly illustrated.
2005-09-16 By James H. Lackey

Jeffrey Company , manufacturers of the Rambler and the Jeffrey , two of the early - model automobiles produced in the country . Kenosha has remained the chief production center for Nash cars , although at times some models have been ...

Author: Wisconsin. State Highway Commission

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ISBN: UOM:39015082484448

Category: Automobile parking

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The auto industry, the Allen Tannery, the Simmons Mattress Company, and brass and clothing industries set the pace in Kenosha, led by Rambler automobiles. In 1902, the Jeffery Company, makers of. 72Whitbeck, Economic Development of ...

Author: John D. Buenker

Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society

ISBN: 9780870206313

Category: History

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Published in Wisconsin's Sesquicentennial year, this fourth volume in The History of Wisconsin series covers the twenty tumultuous years between the World's Columbian Exposition and the First World War when Wisconsin essentially reinvented itself, becoming the nation's "laboratory of democracy." The period known as the Progressive Era began to emerge in the mid-1890s. A sense of crisis and a widespread clamor for reform arose in reaction to rapid changes in population, technology, work, and society. Wisconsinites responded with action: their advocacy of women's suffrage, labor rights and protections, educational reform, increased social services, and more responsive government led to a veritable flood of reform legislation that established Wisconsin as the most progressive state in the union. As governor and U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, Robert M. La Follette, Sr., was the most celebrated of the Progressives, but he was surrounded by a host of pragmatic idealists from politics, government, and the state university. Although the Progressives frequently disagreed over priorities and tactics, their values and core beliefs coalesced around broad-based participatory democracy, the application of scientific expertise to governance, and an active concern for the welfare of all members of society-what came to be known as "the Wisconsin Idea."
2013-03-05 By John D. Buenker

By 1902 , the Jeffery Company was devoting itself exclusively to the production of the Rambler automobile at its Kenosha factory . The cars were a great hit with the public and introduced such innovations as the spare tire .

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ISBN: UOM:39015036234196

Category: Automobiles

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Author: Jeffery (Thomas B.) & Company (Kenosha, Wis.)

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ISBN: OCLC:84954258

Category: Automobiles

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He found what he was looking for in Kenosha , Wisconsin as he purchased the Sterling Bicycle Company plant for $ 65,000 . Several prototypes of one - cylinder Rambler vehicles were developed by Jeffery and his son in two years of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015019902918

Category: Antique and classic cars

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Includes a tenth anniversary issue, dated Nov. 1945.
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1 American Motors Corporation American Motors Corporation is a progressive company in two of the nation's largest and ... Thomas B. Jeffery began production of the Rambler automobile in 1902 at Kenosha , Wisconsin . , Jeffery was one of ...

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