Originally Posted by CaptJeff
Roy, So You estimate that only 130 Boler
Americans were ever produced? I own a Boler
American #5010, We have fairly Rare units then eh?
My estimates are higher. I was indicating that about 130 were produced by Evelands based on what Evelands had published on their history. There were 2 other plants producing them.
Here is my
theory. The majority of boler
Americans have a 4 digit serial # that starts with either a 1,3, or 5. I think the 1st digit may have indicated the plant they were built in. There are a few exceptions to the 4 digits seen here on FGRV and other sites. They are low serial #'s as well. I postulate that your boler American would be the 10th trailer made in plant #5.
Most 4 digit serial #'s end in the low 200's.
I estimate that there were likely 600 - 650 boler Americans made. All are listed as a 72 model year.
That makes them still pretty rare.