Caption- "Ray Porta at wheel of his fish truck in Greville Street, Prahran - Melbourne, VIC"
Caption- "The Australian War Records Section (AWRS) Trophy Store at Peronne, where battle souvenirs were collected for despatch to the Australian War Museum. At right is and AWRS truck."
Caption- "Truck load of people enjoying a day out at Cribb Island 1926"
Caption- "Walter Summers and Fred Wilkinson in front of 5,000 gallon water tank on Ford Model T truck, Queen Street, Campbelltown"
Caption- "Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Co. Ltd. ice delivery truck, Gympie, ca 1924"
Caption- "Wide Bay Co-operative Dairy Co. Ltd. ice truck, Gympie, ca 1924"
I wonder if the War Records Office kept their beaut T? 2nd pic.
It looks typical WW1 military set up.
Manuel in Oz
I trust it was not a windy day when those boys decided to move that
5K water tank !!! That "parachute" has enough lift to carry the truck to
In the " 1923 LIST OF MOTOR OWNERS IN QUEENSLAND " the WBDCoLtd owned an INTERNATIONAL TRUCK registered
Q7190 from circa mid 1921 . Probably a coal scuttle hood veteran . Courtesy Oxley Heritage Library , State Library Qld .
This list covers from Q1 in July 1921 to 31 Sept 1922 ,Q12-757 - beyond which no records exist in the public domain .
Victor Bloxsome , grandson of H S Bloxsome Q3997 ,1913 T Ford .
Another good set! Quite a variation of wheels in this bunch. One with big wheels in front, one with solid tyres in the rear and pneumatic in the front, and one with cushion tyres all around.
Drive carefully, and enjoy,W2
About that water truck: Let's see... "5000 US gallons @ 7# per gallon = 35,000#", or 17.5 TONS! Were they even able to get it down the road???? I remember my Dad telling me about a ton-and-a-half of cabbage on the TT, let alone another 16 Tons??? Wow!
That is not a water truck but an empty tank that is placed under a wind water pump or at the pipe line to hold the water in storage until it is used. They are just transporting and empty tank on it's side.
Or perhaps, anticipating the future drag racing "sport", they are experimenting
with ideas that will ultimately perfect the drag chute to slow the car after its run ?