The Thomas B. Jeffery Co
Charles T. puts his own stamp on things...
After the death of T. B. Jeffery, his sons Charles and Harold Jeffery
took the company public according to his will, and renamed the concern The Thomas B. Jeffery
Company. Looking for a new image, and to reflect new design and production directions, for 1914 the cars were named the Jeffery.
- This was the
first time that the Rambler name had been dropped, after 31 years of
recognition as a top-quality brand.
From the Library-
"A Family in Kenosha"- A magazine article by Beverly Rae Kimes, detailing some of the early Rambler history. Appeared in the 2nd Quarter 1978 issue of
Automobile Quarterly Magazine. Scanned and kindly contributed to my effort by a friend in Alberta.
Charles Thomas Jeffery (left) is seen
in this photo during the time of the
sale of The Thomas B. Jeffery Company
to former General Motors president
Charles Warren Nash (right).
Nash continued production of this truck, and it had a profound influence on the battlefields of World War I.