Carpenter Body Company, also known over the years as the Ralph H. Carpenter Body Company, Carpenter Body Works, Inc., Carpenter Manufacturing Company, Carpenter Industries, Inc., and Crown By Carpenter, was a bus body manufacturer based in Mitchell, Indiana, United States. The majority of Carpenter bodies were used for school buses.
Founded in 1919, Carpenter produced its first bus in 1923. Carpenter's post-World War II success would lead it to become one of the "Big Six" major manufacturers of school buses in North America. After years of declining market share, Carpenter was closed in 2001 by its parent company, Spartan Motors.
|Model Name||Type||Production||Number Built||Image|
|Carpenter Classmate||School Bus||1980's-early 1990's||?||100px|
|Carpenter Cadet||School Bus||1969-1999||?|
|Carpenter Classic||School Bus||1977-2001||?||100px|
|Carpenter Corsair||School Bus||1983-1991||?||100px|
|Carpenter Cavalier||School Bus||1983-1988||?||100px|
|Carpenter Coach||School Bus||1992-1993||?|
|Carpenter Counselor Crown FE/Carpenter Counselor Crown RE||School Bus||1989-1999||?|
|Carpenter Chancellor FE||School Bus||2000-2001||?||100px|