Just wanted to see if anyone has any information, pictures or where abouts of a Holcomb and Hoke Popcorn truck?
Holcomb & Hoke made at least 6 popcorn trucks or “lunch wagons” They contained a popcorn machine, peanut roaster, Kist-Wich sandwich grill, ice cream refridgerator and drink cabinet. Built on a Ford Model TT truck, the body was all oak and glass. I belive they were made in Detroit for the Indianapolis based company. Please post a picture or share any information you may have. Feel free to email me also.
There was a TT-based popcorn truck on T-bay UK not that long ago but it is gone now.
There is a TT popcorn truck in our town and i will ask about it.Bud.
Bud, Thanks. Make sure to get a picture of it if it's still around.
Speedway speed museum also has one, for a while Hemmings Had one? May still
Popcorn Museum, Marion, OH
John, are you refering to the Indianapolis Speedway Museum? I've not been inside for 30+ years, so looks like I need to go again.
Smith Collection Museum of American Speed Lincoln Nebraska, where the Speedster events are held every 2 years, see the latest Rod and Custom Feb 2010 issue there is a 4 page article about the group that met there in July 09, at the first Speedster meeting there for 4-5 days Mr Smith had his POPCORN TT out for us to buy drinks, popcorn etc from, we have not seen it the last two meetings however, but if you like speed parts, and all sorts of collections it is a MUST see (speedwaymotors.com)
Isn't there one of these at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago? I think it may be a repro, though.
No Model T, but here are the kinds of machines that were on it:
A fellow in our local T club had one for sale about a year and a half ago. Not sure if he kept it or sold it online.
Here’s a pic of an original Popcorn TT truck. This TT is in a museum in Saratoga, NY. This TT has a very interesting story behind it. It is still being used in summer months. If anyone would like any more information, please let me know.
I am screwing up the pics
Kenny,I just talked to the owner and while it's on a TT this one is a Dunbar. Bud.
Please tell us more about the history of this truck and the museum itself. Both sound interesting! Thanks.
When I was a kid of about 9 or 10, my favorite toy was a little steam engine that simulated a stationary mill engine and actually ran off of live steam. Outside of a Lionel train set, the steam engine was my favorite toy, and I still have it. (Still have the Lionel trains too).
I still love little minature steam engines, and the Creators steam engine that used to power some popcorn machines is one of the most beautiful little steam engines ever!
I think a Model T Ford truck with a popcorn machine powered by a Creator's steam engine would be just about "as good as it gets"!
Harold there is a Creators popcorn cart at Mt. Pleasant Iowa at the Old Threshers Show. How do they work? Does the steam heat the popcorn or what is going on? I never stopped to have it explained to me.
The only thing better would be a steam powered carousel with a Wurlizter Military Band organ.
We can park the TT popcorn truck right next to it at the carinval.
Larry Bohlen, "27 touring
Well Larry there is a steam carousel at Mt. Pleasant Iowa also. There is a steam carousel at the Lincoln County Mo. Threshers Association too. That one is in a barn that is on something like street car tracks. They split the barn open to get the carousel out in the open for the show. It slides apart on the tracks and can be closed up after the show.
Herb - I don't know how they work either; in fact, I obviously didn't know how to spell it; it's CRETORS! Lots of information on Google!