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DUBUQUE BUGGY TOP COMPANY. The company was organized on March 24, 1892. Production was to include buggies, carriages, spring wagons, buggy-tops, cushions, and lazy-backs. Directors of the company included Peter KIENE, Harry Ennis TREDWAY, Dorrance Dixon MEYERS, Joseph STOLTZ, Frank Duggan, Solomon Smith and Ben Kentz.

The company was expected to open for business in what was named the Hodge Building at the foot of 7th Street in late April, 1892. (2)



1. "Buggy Tops and Lazy-Backs," Dubuque Daily Herald, March 25, 1892, p. 4

2. "Municipal Molecules," Dubuque Daily Herald, April 15, 1892, p. 4