Here's a photo of a Carnation delivery van I posted a while back. Looks like the same body to me.
Not fer nuttin', Jay but not only do those bodies look alike, the photos appear to have been taken on the same bridge. Possibly at the same time.
Note the wall construction rising up from the curb in the background. Same height, same cap appearance. And judging from the slight appearance of foliage to the far right of the Carnation truck, I would make a calculated guess that that is the tree shown in the distance on the left in the photo of the Bass-Hueter truck.
Just my guess, though.
Wow Mike, I think your "Columbo Moment" is right on!
Good eyes, and Great call my friend!
All we need is someone to flip one of the pictures and get them the same size and set them side by side. That's all.
Herb, So if we LOOK at them backwards at the same time does it say Paul is dead too??
No Jay it will say kliM noitanraC
Yup, A milk by any other name would still taste.....,Ah, It would taste,Ah, well honestly it would taste like crap if it came out of a can.
Many body builders used to take photos of their finished cars/trucks, especially truck builders. Perhaps these two photos represent the efforts of a particular builder, prior to their delivery to their respective companies.
Ben Ostergren from Northridge in Ca. discovered a cache of glass slide negatives which featured a vast range of commercial bodies built on various chassis. These came out of the John Vandenberg and Sons works in Hawthorn NJ. Ben presented me with a set of prints from the negs. The photos were often taken in the same quiet location. Most are late 20s early 30s. The only T is a late TT bus.
The variety of makes of trucks represented and the extensive range of vehicle designs created must have come from a very extensive and accomplished works.
Allan from down under.
This body would be fairly easy to reproduce.
As Lt. Columbo would say "Ahhhhh....just one more thing...." Both trucks have 1920 Washington State (W_n) license plates. You're welcome, Buddy!