Pierce Arrow

1865 Heinz, Pierce, & Munschauer manufacture household items

1872 George Pierce buys out his partners

1896 begins manufacturing bicycles

1901 separate Pierce Cycle Company formed

1908 Pierce-Arrow name appears

1909 first motorcycle

1910 George Pierce dies

1911 first truck – a 5-ton stake bed

1914 stop producing motorcycles

1928 Studebaker gains control

1933 introduces the 10,000 dollar Silver Arrow

1936 begin manufacturing camping trailers with the Pierce-Arrow Travelodge

1938 insolvent                                                                                                    return to home page

The dates blend Pierce and Pierce-Arrow. No bicycles or motorcycles were sold under the Pierce-Arrow name. Engines for Seagrave fire trucks continued for several years after 1938.

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