Roycraft


Roycraft Coach Company

1929 – 1960’s

Founder

Joseph Antoine Roy, a pioneer manufacturer of mobile homes, was the founder and former president of Roycraft Coach Co., the oldest continuous manufacturer of mobile homes in the United States. He began making trailers in 1929 in Detroit, and in 1935 moved his operations to Chesaning, Mich. During World War II, Mr. Roy contracted with the federal government to build trailers, and later his company manufactured the first tracking stations for America`s astronaut programs, shipping them all over the world. Source: http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1992-09-28/news/9201240290_1_mobile-homes-trailers-mr-roy

Trade Catalogs

Roycraft Coach Co., Trade Catalogs @ Smithsonian Institution Libraries Source:

http://collections.si.edu/search/results.htm?q=record_ID:SILNMAHTL_15301

Other Information

Asahel Curtis letter to the Roycraft Coach Company regarding trailer coaches, July 24, 1935

Source: http://digitalcollections.lib.washington.edu/cdm/ref/collection/pioneerlife/id/19826

Google Books

Roycraft Coach Company: http://books.google.com/books?id=TXTAYgEACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Roycraft+Coach+Company%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yrIIVP3YGIanyASQhYCQDw&ved=0CEEQ6AEwAg

Roycraft Coaches for 1939: America’s Most Beautiful Coach: http://books.google.com/books?id=P1VeewAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Roycraft+Coach+Company%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yrIIVP3YGIanyASQhYCQDw&ved=0CDwQ6AEwAQ

1940 Coaches by Roycraft: America’s Most Beautiful Coach: http://books.google.com/books?id=J3HBYgEACAAJ&dq=inauthor:%22Roycraft+Coach+Company%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=yrIIVP3YGIanyASQhYCQDw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA

Popular Science Advertisement: http://books.google.com/books?id=wCgDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA97&lpg=PA97&dq=Roycraft+Coach+Company&source=bl&ots=nTURdxH1yc&sig=Sp7AV–IjiyJopMl9qAdpbRA8JI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VrMIVMqHDcydyASdtYCQAQ&ved=0CEQQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Roycraft%20Coach%20Company&f=false

Corporation Status

Source: http://www.corporationwiki.com/p/9cwl3/roycraft-coach-company

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