Collection Facts

Extent: 
306 items
Dates of Original: 
c. 1850 - 1980
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

William N. Brockway founded the Brockway Carriage Works in Homer, New York and incorporated the business in 1875. His son, George A. Brockway, assumed full control of the business in 1889. In 1912, G.A. Brockway and F.R. Thompson leased a building that was previously owned by The Ellis Omnibus and Cab Company in Cortland, New York. Brockway's beginning is widely recognized as the 1912 incorporation of the Brockway Motor Truck Company of Cortland, New York. The first Brockway to roll out of the new Cortland factory was a model A, built for the Miller Corset Company of Cortland, New York. Brockway would build 95 trucks between 1912 and 1913.

Scope of Collection

This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives.