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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Friday, March 02, 2018 - 04:42 pm:

No, Denny, White is the builder not the color.

My friend John brought another photo to lunch today. It is a White 2 ton Model 20 chassis.



The back of the photo card suggests it is a group picture of one particular trip. They did individual photos like that for Yellowstone. John thinks a relative is second from the right in the rear seat.



This show that White chassis with steel wheels rather than the wood spoke ones used prior to 1920 according to my notes from White Motor Co. (1966)



White built chassis's and many different bodies were adapted to them. This one could have even been a horse drawn rig previously. I had not heard of any of these buses in Salt Lake but they were used all over the country.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Denny Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Friday, March 02, 2018 - 05:20 pm:

Are you sure it's the name of the bus because they all look a little pale to me unless it's the ride. :-)

I think they forgot their instruments!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Denny Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 07:52 am:

Rich, I think they forgot their instruments in the first photo


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 10:14 am:

Denny, I'll see your 3 and raise you five plus two. I often thought of filling my bus with a brass band. Then I thought of the damage my top irons might do to their instruments.



Old Timers may remember Ward Kimball (dark rimmed glasses). He worked for Walt Disney and created Jiminy Cricket and other characters. Asinine Ally was a running page of silliness in the HCCA Gazette. I think we mentioned his "Jitney Bus" that ran in the Holiday excursions years ago.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Carl Sorenson-Montrose,CO on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:55 am:

F.Y.I.
I saw the remains of two White Trucks on the ďWestern Slope Craigslist ď for sale ...Even looked like a TT dump bed thrown in ....
Thatís Colorado,sorry....
Itís under Antiques.....
I donít have any ties to the parts,just passing it along...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 01:11 pm:

Thanks for the heads up Carl. I always enjoy seeing those. Those are probably Model 20s as mentioned above. They pop up for sale and often are reasonable. I had a chance to buy 21 chassis a few years ago. One was plenty for me.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By stuart clipson on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 03:00 pm:

brass band you want....here it is.
cheers


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C west central, MN on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 10:07 pm:

Wow, that tour bus holds a lot of people! Imagine that ride across the cobblestone tho.
That image of the model 20! That's just beautiful.
Ward's name is permanently etched in my brain from Disney credits. :-)
Great thread! Who had the Maltese cross insignia on the rad?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Bingham, Blackfoot, Idaho on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 10:39 pm:

American LaFrance used a Maltese cross in their insignia. The same cross is a traditional device in the emblems of fire companies.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Duey_C west central, MN on Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:05 pm:

Ding ding! Thanks Rich B! :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:54 am:

Walt Kelly, Creator, writer, artist, of the Pogo comic strip was also a longtime friend of Ward Kimball. He often paid homage to the Firehouse Band in the Pogo comic strip.
I am currently reading the new book out showing all strips complete (daily and Sunday) for 1955 and '56.
Ward Kimball was another of those multi-talented artistic types with many personal interests. I think I would have liked to meet him.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Idaho Falls on Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 01:45 pm:



Thanks Rich. The logo was used in many variations for lots of years.
As for the chassis photo, I owe a lot to the White Motor Co. and a lovely lady who worked there for sending me and others countless factory photos back in the 60s. "This closes out our files" was on a note included in the last stamp covered envelope. I'm not sure how many concerns take that much interest in public relations today.
Rich


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