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Dodge_Tomahawk
09-26-2007, 11:57 PM
A little history for ya.


The Graham brothers, Robert C., Joseph ., and Ray A.

Graham-Paige (1927-47): The Graham brothers, Joseph B., Robert C., and Ray A., began building trucks immediately after World War I, teaming up with Dodge Brothers in 1921 after the deaths of John and Horace Dodge in 1920. The Graham truck became the Dodge truck.

The brothers sold their interest in Dodge in 1926 and the following year got back into the auto business by acquiring the financially tottering Paige-Detroit Motor Car Co. The new Graham-Paige had first-year production of 73,195 cars, topping the first-year record which had been set just the year before in 1926 by Pontiac. (The record was reset once more in 1928 by Chrysler Corp.'s new DeSoto.)

Paige was dropped from the car's name in 1930 and became the name of a new line of trucks. The Paige trucks did not sell well and Chrysler Corp. reminded the brothers that they had agreed to stay out of the truck business for five years after they sold out of Dodge. So the Grahams discontinued the Paige truck line and just built the Graham car.

And here is a good article on the Dodge Brothers as follows:

http://www2.oakland.edu/oakland/OUportal/index.asp?item=3760&site=87


Below is the 1924 Graham / Dodge Truck.

DEATH METAL
09-27-2007, 12:14 AM
very good read! thank you

Kerstenp
09-27-2007, 07:22 AM
Here's a Dodge/Graham Brothers truck on display at the Bodie ghost town, near Bridgeport, CA..

RAM MAN
09-27-2007, 07:41 AM
my Uncle has a 1925 "Dodge Brothers" car

nice info

thanks

keven
09-27-2007, 07:44 AM
My Dad has a 1924 DB business couple and a 1925 DB Keystone Hearse....

He is looking at buying another one but I am not sure what it is..

RAM MAN
09-27-2007, 07:48 AM
here's a pic of me in my Uncle's car

notice the wood spoke wheels

keven
09-27-2007, 07:50 AM
Ok here are pics of my Dads hearse, he has it on display at the National Museum of Funeral History...I didn't have any pics of it on my computer so I pulled these off the internet....When I get home from work I will get better pics of both of them up.

I am planning on bringing it to one of are local DT meets...

RAM MAN
09-27-2007, 07:51 AM
thats gotta be one rare vehicle

charlie1935
09-27-2007, 09:32 AM
Just think, people died to ride in that!! :D :gr_patrio

Dodge_Tomahawk
09-27-2007, 10:52 AM
Wow....i didnt think anyone would have such nice Dodgebrother trucks never mind DT Members...you guys have some hidden jewels with your familys i see on your posts.

And you guys are all aware of the Graham trucks...iam speechless! :gr_patrio

KB112
09-27-2007, 11:19 AM
Hey Kev, did Colin shave the gate handle on your Dad's hearse? :) J/K Thats awesome man, I think it would be cool to own some vintage rides like that. :tup:

KB