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Brockway Motor Trucks Collection
This collection contains a sampling from the thousands of Brockway Motor Truck Co. slides, photographs and negatives held at the Cortland County Historical Society.

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.

About Cortland County Historical Society

Cortland County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving local history through documents and objects. CCHS operates from the 1882 Italianate home of inventor and real estate developer James Suggett.   The Kellogg Memorial Research Library that allows researchers access to the materials we have gained during our history. We have city and county directories, newspaper articles that have been archives by category, photographs, genealogies, DAR books, and various other sources. CCHS allows researchers to access these objects for both personal and professional reasons and works with the local college and schools to provide programs. CCHS's Suggett House Museum offers tours to learn more about the history of Cortland County.

 

 
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