OT - 1915 Mail Truck USPS

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip Berg on Friday, January 10, 2014 - 11:56 pm:

Here's a link from Shorpy and a kool 1915 mail truck. Not sure what make it is.

http://www.shorpy.com/node/16799?size=_original#caption


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 09:39 am:

Well I'm no expert here, but what with the gas headlamps, brass sidelamps and fenders, this doesn't look anything like a '15 to me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 09:51 am:

It looks like the body could have been converted from a touring car.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 09:54 am:

The car is a converted touring from about 1907 - 1910. It appears nearly new, the polished headlights and overall good condition don't show a mail truck with many miles on it.

It is four cylinder, selective gear shift (not planetary), probably 24 - 28 HP. A car like this would cost from $1800 - $2400 perhaps. It could be one of a hundred similar, soon to be orphan makes of cars available in those days.

The neighborhood looks affluent and constructed between 1880 - 1900. Probably east coast.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 11:50 am:

Yet another photo from the National Photo Company glass negative collection in the Library of Congress.

Most likely taken in Washington DC as that is where the National Photo Company was located and most if not all the negatives and prints in the collection are photos taken in Washington DC.

Click here to learn about the National Photo Company collection

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/npco/

You can download an extremely high resolution file of the photo from the Library of Congress website and view it to your heart's delight on your computer, print it at home or take it to your local photo or print shop and have a high quality print made.

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/89713378/


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