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George L. Brownell
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George L. Brownell, a carriagemaker of New Bedford, Mass. Brownell's fame grew and he expanded his business in 1846, 1853, and 1863. He built hearses and other vehicles for the New England, southern and western trade and also shipped them abroad. His business continued until shortly before the automobile replaced the horsedrawn carriage. Brownell personally saw his finished vehicles as far as the freight depot. He towed them through the streets by his own horse, hitched to a light wagon. No hearse ever left the factory with a scratch on it and he wanted to be sure that there was none when delivery was made to the railroad. The Brownell factory was almost as famous as the New Bedford Whaling industry.




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Primary Name:  George L. Brownell