My lawn mover has 25 HP.
Praise the Lord!
The TT has a chassis extension and eliptical springs. Often this was accompanied by an auxiliary transmission. This allowed heavier loads to be carried, making the truck a 2TT.
Like a Form-a-truck on steroids.
Allan from down under.
Alan is correct. Also, it's an early TT. Shorpy narrative says circa 1920, so it can't be more than a 3 year old truck at the time of the photo. Note the short running boards.
Very cool photo. Fun to see a T and a TT in this type of "mass transit" use.
Good photo because it clearly show the difference in wheelbase between a T and a TT.
I bet a team of 20 horses could pull both those rigs, tho maybe not as fast as the Ford engine could.
Photo likely taken at 30th and M street in Georgetown, Washington DC. Now parked there are BMW's full of Yuppies, high ranking government people, and a maybe a few college or law students. I used to live at 26th and O and would see Henry Kissinger taking his dog out to crap in the morning... fun neighborhood.
I believe you are spot on.
The street had been named on the trucks as 214 John Marshall. The names were changed and I couldn't figure out if that was the old or new.
Ken in Texas
Great to see the "now and then" photos Ken, thanks!
That's definitely the place! I wonder if 214 John Marshall (who was the first justice of the US Supreme Court) is a phone number with rather than an address. I never heard of a street called John Marshall.
Seems meant to be there's still a truck chassis vehicle parked in the same spot.