1951 NADA Magazine Feature

In 1947, Reed Brothers Dodge added a separately maintained glass shop in their service department which was equipped to replace all types of automobile glass. In addition to auto replacements, glass was also cut for mirrors and table tops. Another innovation of the repair department was a separate paint and body shop which was located next to the glass shop. Reed Brothers was capable of repairing all makes and models from all manufacturers with factory-prepared paints available to match any color of car.

Below, the November 1951 issue of NADA (National Automobile Dealers Association) Magazine highlighted a special article in the Service section on Reed Brothers Dodge Glass Shop. (click on images to enlarge)

NADA Magazine, Vol. 23, No. 13 November, 1951
Glass Shop Boosts Repair Business by Albert S. Keshen, Staff Correspondent, N.A.D.A. Magazine
Two Brothers Operate This Dealership

NADA Magazine Glass Shop Boosts Repair Business


Reed Brothers Dodge

Reed Brothers front after reconstruction of Gulf Gasoline station. The concrete ramp on the left led up to the Auto Glass and Body Repair Shop

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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

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