OT - Life Before There Was Walmart - An Old Time Delivery Truck

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 07:29 am:



Life Before There Was Walmart - The F.E. Merrill Grocery and Hardware Store: Customer service one-hundred years ago used to be so much different than it is today,
as back then a purchase usually included free delivery if needed. On The Old Motor today you can learn all about the three-cylinder,
two cycle Chase Truck @ http://theoldmotor.com/?p=121219


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 08:05 am:

Ah yes, groceries and hardware. Buy your pickled fish and dynamite all in one stop.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 08:52 am:

Mike, Didn't they just buy the dynamite back then and use it to get the fish for free?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 09:10 am:

I believe this is the same row of store fronts that housed Boynton's Market from a previous post of yours. Boynton's would be to the right. I believe this is the store front where a friend had a used book store in the early 80's.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By brass car guy on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 09:39 am:

It appears that this is a 1906-12 Chase 3 cylinder air cooled dual chain drive truck. These were very popular with inner city delivery companies.

They also made a 4 cylinder air cooled motor. The cylinders look much like an inverted bee hive with horizontal cast cooling fins.

just sayin'

brasscarguy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 01:18 pm:

Brass Car Guy, Yes it is a Chase and there is a lot of info on them in our post and some good links.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 06:10 pm:

What is wrapped around the left rear tire?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 06:41 pm:

Looks like a tire repair boot/shoe/sleeve:

boot


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 06:55 pm:

Those are air filled? They look like solid rubber wagon tires. Could the rubber have split and their keeping the ends in place?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ken Kopsky, Lytle TX on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 06:56 pm:

Wow! What's the chances of that happening. Just spotted something else. I think I have a reel mower just like the one on the far left. I've been trying to figure out what type of handle and bracket it had and I do believe that's the one.

I have an old wooden handled dolly like used around the train stations and this old reel mower I found for use as "display props" around my Model T. Strange how things will pop up when you stop looking.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 06:57 pm:

You're probably right, Charlie, I don't see any valve stems on the wheels.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Garrison_Rice Minnesota on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 09:03 pm:

David, that was the fishing method of choice however you'll notice I said "pickled" fish.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Robb on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 09:52 pm:

The sign on the window says they have "Liquid Paints"?
I thought all paints were liquid of some sort.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 09:56 pm:

Bob,

Early paints came in a powder form and you had to mix them with water. Many were no more then a white wash with pigment added.


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