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Bimel Buggy Company Records

Identifier: MS-35

Scope and Content

The records consist of two volumes - one book of minutes (1905-1916) and one book of plant appraisal and inventory (1905-1916). There are no usage restrictions on the collection.


  • Creation: 1905-1916


Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on accessing materials in this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

History of Bimel Buggy Company

Lorenzo Bimel of St. Marys moved to Sidney in 1854 to open a buggy manufacturing business known as the Bimel Buggy Company. The company made various types of buggies, carriages and runabouts with either steel or rubber tires. Each year, the company made hundreds of 'Storm King' buggies for the winter season. Mr. Bimel returned to St. Marys in 1860 after his business closed.


0.5 linear feet (2 volumes)

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Records consist of one book of minutes and one plant appraisal and inventory volume from the Bimel Buggy Company started by Lorenzo Bimel in Sidney, Ohio in 1854.

Statement of Arrangement

The volumes are arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aid

The finding aid is available on the Wright State University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives web site at It is also available in the OhioLINK Finding Aid Repository at

Acquisition Information

The records of the Bimel Buggy Company were transferred to the Wright State University by the Local Fields Records Representative from the Shelby County Courthouse in Sidney, Ohio, May 1976.

Processing Information

Processed by Patricia Burnett, April 1978. Finding aid reformatted, and subject terms added by Amanda Marquart and Toni Vanden Bos, March 2015.

Guide to the Bimel Buggy Company Records (MS-35)
Finding aid prepared by Patricia Burnett, April 1978
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Wright State University Libraries
Special Collections and Archives
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton OH 45435-0001 USA