1927 Blue Bird School Bus

Date:
1927
Creator:
Luce, Albert L, (1888-1962) | Ford Motor Company

This 1927 Blue Bird is the oldest surviving school bus in America. Albert Luce, Sr., built his first bus in 1925 by mounting a purchased wood body to a Ford truck frame. The body could not withstand the Georgia roads. Luce, convinced he could make a better bus, applied a steel framework under the wood body. His success led him to make school buses full time.

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124-5029
Identifier:
2007.73.1
Institution:
The Henry Ford
credits:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Albert L. Luce, Jr.