Vehicle Collapsible Top Briggs Manufacturing Company Original Patent Lithograph 1932
On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1932 (includes original specification sheet), Briggs Manufacturing Company patented improvements in and relating to vehicle bodies and to collapsible top constructions therefor. Briggs Manufacturing was a Detroit-based manufacturer of automobile bodies for Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation and other U.S. and European automobile manufacturers. Walter Briggs, by trade an upholsterer of carriages, after experience as a plant superintendent outside the industry joined a Detroit carriage builder and repairer, B F Everitt Company. Everitt had made some automobile bodies for Ransom E Olds and Henry Ford. Walter Briggs was soon in charge of the shops then became vice-president and then president. In 1909 the owners decided to make complete cars and Briggs was able to buy the Everitt coachbuilding business and reorganize it as Briggs Manufacturing Company.
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