From Wagon to Trailer


A History of Trailmobile Canada and its Forerunners

Read this fascinating account of how most of the major carriage and wagon manufacturers in Ontario merged and, with the help of Cockshutt Plow Company, evolved out of the pre-automobile era.

Follow the story of Adams Waggon, Brantford Carriage, Carriage Factories and others as they diversified out of building horse drawn vehicles and through mergers eventually became Brantford Coach and Body. Further takeovers involved Trailmobile and Fruehauf Trailer until the final company became the largest trailer manufacturer in Canada.

With over 70 illustrations, the history includes a “company tree” showing the intertwining of more than twenty companies over a period of some 130 years.Available from:

The Brant County Museum
Charlotte Street and Market Street locations
In Brantford, Ontario

Or by sending a check or money order for
$15.00 plus shipping ($5.00 inside Canada/ $10.00 US and overseas) to:

Mike Hand
29-587 Cranbrook Road,
London, Ontario, Canada
N6K 2Y4

For further info email:

Trailmobile company tree