Description

  • This design pre-dated the RV craze.
  • The body was engineered by Samuel Lambert, Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Listerine Mouth Wash
  • It could seat six adults and provide sleeping room for four.
  • It featured a folding table, two-burner stove, eight-gallon water supply and storage for blankets, clothing and food in several lockers.
  • It came with a camping set with cooking and eating utensils packed in a small trunk.

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Story

It is estimated that more than 2,000 different accessories could be purchased for Fords at the peak of their popularity in the 1920s.  The Lamsteed Kampkar body was just one of the products created to tempt the estimated 15 million Ford owners throughout the world.  The body was engineered by Samuel Lambert of the Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, makers of Listerine Mouth Wash.  Lambert loved the outdoors, but felt suitable transportation increased the enjoyment.

The dimensions of the body were developed so they would match those of the standard Ford and advertising claimed people could attach the Lamsteed body in just hours.  The 1921 Lamsteed Kampkar could seat six adults, provide sleeping room for four, boasted a folding table, two-burner stove, eight-gallon water supply, ample ventilation, plus easy stowage of blankets, clothing and food in several lockers.  Also, included with the body was a complete camping set containing cooking and eating utensils packed in a small trunk.  The Kampkar was a remarkable innovation. Its only flaw was that it predated the RV craze by about 50 years.

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