Buses DITTMAR Chicago Illinois USA

Buses DITTMAR Chicago Illinois USA

This is going to be a short blog.

There is almost no information about DITTMAR.

Paul O. Dittmar started South Suburban Motor Coach Co. to operate between a Chicago rapid transit terminal and outlying suburbs in 1927, and in 1931 he and others formed SafeWay Lines, Inc. for the purpose of establish­ing a deluxe nonstop bus service between Chicago and New York. For this venture he teamed with Harry A. Fitz­John to design the so-called Autocoach, a compact 14­-passenger sedan-style parlor bus which was built by Reo. SafeWay Lines was soon sold and turned away from the small Autocoaches, but in 1935 Dittmar again designed a bus of his own, this time for the suburban company, now expanded and known as South Suburban SafeWay Lines. The DMX had, an aluminum-alloy cab-over-engine body and a Hercules engine, and during the years of its produc­tion several different models were offered with seating capacities from 25 to 33. About 150 were built,’33 of them delivered to South Suburban Safe W ay itself.

What is clear, he worked with Fitzjohn and that chapter is coming soon:

1933 Dittmar-Fitzjohn Autocoach Safeway Lines, inc. Chicago. Il

1933 Dittmar-Fitzjohn Autocoach Safeway Lines, inc. Chicago. Il

1935 Dittmar-DMX DL 195

1935 Dittmar-DMX De Luxe Motor Stages od Illinois 185

Dittmar Fitzjohn Autocoach C). Lansing Michigan Ad

Dittmar Fitzjohn Autocoach C). Lansing Michigan Ad

1938 Dittmar International H 002

1938 Dittmar International Harvester

1938 Dittmar International Harvester 008

1938 Dittmar International Harvester

1938 International Harvester Dittmar

International Harvester Dittmar 1938

The last 3 pictures came from: http://www.collectorcarads.com/International-Dittmar/51775

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