Does anyone have any pictures of old ice cream trucks or wagons on a Model T Ford chassis, I think its going to be my next project,Bob
Bill Bamber has a nice Hack Ice Cream Truck. It was built by Les Andrews If I remember correctly.
Do a Google image search for "Model T Ford Ice Cream Truck" and you will see several other photos.
Thank you, thinking red and white colors, open express body of oak,Bob
Ed Archer owns that Dryer's ice cream truck and he really puts on a show when he takes it anywhere. His trailer is covered with transparent Lucite plastic sheets and you can see all of that beautiful truck's details as he tows it to his destinations.
When I was in high school I was on the track team and was a rather good competitor. We had a "Milk Nickel Man" which later on became "Good Humor". They would come up our street which was a steep hill and had to keep up some speed in order to make the grade. It was before the canned music and all they had was a row of bells that they could rattle and jingle as they traveled.
I wanted some ice cream one day and he drove right past me because he would not have been able to get going again on the steep hill. So, I ran after him up that hill and when I caught him I tapped him on the shoulder and he almost jumped out of the truck when I surprised him by tapping on him. I got my ice cream and promised that I would never scare him again.
The milk nickel ice cream had a wooden nickel molded in some of the bars and if you found one you got a free milk nickel ice cream bar. Someone choked on one of the wooden nickels and so then they started printing the word FREE in green ink on the sticks which you could turn in for your free ice cream. The Milk Nickel's were only vanilla and cost five cents and the Good Humor bars cost a dime but came in many flavors.
During WWII the ice cream man would take Defense Bond savings stamps as cash. Some of the kids would buy their stamps at school and get Good Guy merit credits for buying stamps. Then on the way home they would trade the stamps for ice cream and in that manner beat the system. They got "Good Guy" credits at school and ice cream on the way home. I never did that because I didn't have the dime for the stamp or the ice cream.
So the real question is if the water pump leaks can you still get your ice cream? Ok just kidding guys, Scott