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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:45 am

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Do you think this one is an electric?

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:58 am

That looks like a radiator in front so I don't think it's an electric. I don't recognize it but those louvers would be a clue.
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Post by Poppie » Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:32 pm

It also has a Starting handle/Crank handle at the front under the radiator......N.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Nov 02, 2020 5:57 pm

I found this US mail truck on Pinterest but it doesn't say what it is.
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Some Autocars are similar but I haven't seen an exact match.
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Post by perry kete » Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:44 pm

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This mail truck driver misunderstood his instructions when he was told "The mail must get through!" He thought they said " The mail must go through!"

At the pace I'm getting my mail I think they are still using these trucks!
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Post by Kaiser » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:14 am

World War One FWD searchlight truck, but not to search for aeroplanes, but to light up "No mans land" in an attack 'over the top'
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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:05 pm

Fire truck! Now we're talking.

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Post by Kaiser » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:56 am

Little chance of outrunning a forest fire in that old beast :lol:
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:36 pm

An Oshkosh ?
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:01 pm

It looks to be about 1928 with an earlier T Coupe behind it. I don't know what the truck is but it looks a little like a Schacht. That may be a Michigan road dept. plate on the front.
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P. S. Maybe that's a better guess Burger.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:42 pm

My Grandfather bought this 1935 Ford truck. I believe he had two 500 gallon gas tanks on it for some time. When I knew it it had short hinged steel side panels.
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The CCC trucks remind me of it and I wonder if that is where it came from. My Uncle Joe would let my cousin and I ride with him on dump trips. We rode in the back which was great adventure at 6 years old and later. When I was old enough I could take loads to the dump in it. That old flathead sounded marvelous. It passed from Uncle to Uncle and eventually I asked a cousin if he would sell it to me. When he decided he had lost interest in it he sold it to me. By then Moisture (from snow drifts in Montana) had worked it's way into the steering box and transmission requiring repairs. When I got it running the flathead sound was just as wonderful but it crawled like a turtle with the low gearing.
Perhaps it wasn't really old enough for my tastes and I sold it to a guy who had tried to buy it from my cousin. Now it sits at his place a victim of lost enthusiasms again.
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:00 pm

I am with you, Rich. This same offering from Ford in 1925 looked like this.
Far better, in my opinion.

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Post by Duey_C » Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:15 am

Tried to talk my dad into helping or letting me buy a truck similar to that a bunch of years ago Rich.
All he said was "Those damn things never had any brakes." Actually, he wasn't much of a mechanic. Fantastic carpenter tho!
He smelled wood, I smelled iron. Yet we meshed.
Opportunity lost. Gosh, I wish I could recall the finite details of that truck right now.
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Post by John Warren » Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:54 pm

Love this thread!! Brent I always looking for your trucking photos. Love the ride.jw
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:20 pm

A few more for you, John. 🎉

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Post by Duey_C » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:24 am

Great pics Burger!
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:27 pm

Here's a fun photo. Any idea what make truck ? Can anyone make out the license plate ? Supposed to be an Idaho scene.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:01 pm

It's a 1917 Idaho license plate. I can't tell what make the truck is or what it is hauling. Much is similar to the White turcks. Much is not.
I'll bet Charley could have told us.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:18 pm

Republic maybe? Look like pre starter Ts to me.
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Post by Mark Nunn » Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:57 am

By 1932 this old guy was about worn out. I can't imagine how hard it was to steer it with that amount of caster in the front axle. It's parked in front of a radiator shop so someone isn't finished with it yet.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:39 am

Three is a lot to like in that photo. 1932 Nebraska and a brand new Chevrolet. It's contrasted by a '26 or '27 Fordor and the well used, older truck with interestingly crafted homemade body. A battery in a tool box at a jaunty angle shows utility over symmetry.
maybe the upholstery shop is net. :D
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:21 pm

It looks like a cold day to be delivering milk. There is a 3rd generation dairy farm in Northville by that name. I assume it's the same family.
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I think that is a Model A Ford Delivery similar to this one that the White Sar Laundry used. Side mount and chains on both.
Another cold day. I'll bet the installed heaters in them.
Cool Photo. :lol:
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:00 pm

I'm saying the top one is another Buick 2-cyl truck.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Here's an odd couple - sheep camp and a state highway GMC truck. I've no idea the year of the truck, trucks always fool me as they tend to look older than their year of manufacture. No explanation or notes on the photo.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:10 am

I can imagine the road crew stopping for a cup of coffee and conversation with the sheep herder. Long tedious days of work made contact with other humans a welcome treat in those days.
I would put the GMC at about 1915 to 1918. Acetylene headlights and Adlake or similar side lights were typical for those years. There was probably no starter, generator or battery included. Do you suppose the truck is hauling barrels of gravel for trouble spots in the road?
At any rate it is a fun photo to ponder.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:08 pm

That's one of the first REO Speedwagons. Maybe 1914 or so. While looking I found an article on a '13 REO with a wood based top added. I thought it was interesting too.
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Post by perry kete » Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:47 pm

Wow! what an unusual truck that is. It has something about a post hole auger on the side.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:11 pm

It looks like Penn's or Fenn's. I think it is a large car chassis perhaps even Cadillac or something. Some hooks or linkage to pull up the sidewalk caught my eye.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:42 pm

Fenn's Posthole Auger gets a positive review in a Wyoming Farmer issue in 1914. I'm sorry to say I can't agree. :lol: i don't think I've ever seen a commercial body like this - in person or in photos. Great photo, thanks for posting.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:24 pm

Thanks for that Rich.
And here it is:
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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:34 pm

Must have been a contemporary of Kalamity Dick!


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Post by Wayne Sheldon » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:51 am

Ever used one of those posthole augers?
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Nice to know these trucks had lousy brakes, driving without having a 'headache rack' :lol:
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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:57 am

Wayne Sheldon wrote:
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Ever used one of those posthole augers?
I have.
Yup. Mixed results. Usually ended up doing it the "hard" way. :lol:
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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 am

Kaiser wrote:
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Nice to know these trucks had lousy brakes, driving without having a 'headache rack' :lol:
Very true. However, it's hard for us moderns to realize just how slow these pioneer trucks actually traveled. Besides not being able to stop on a dime, the beast in the picture probably never traveled above 10mph. Less with a big load on a rough road. Yet in the era, efficiency was doubled or more, as a comparable load pulled by draft animals would do well to average 5mph.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:18 pm

You need to hear some of the stories of those rigs going downhill. Speeds of 30 or 40 mph or more with the same lousy brakes were common. They either got good at it or did not survive. Gravity isn't always kind.
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Post by Kaiser » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:28 am

Whoa ! look at that hill... and with a plank track it didn't matter what brakes you had :o
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Post by dlmyers » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:34 pm

There may be a cable attached to the back of the truck.
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Post by A Whiteman » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:14 pm

There may be a cable attached to the back of the truck.
Yes, there is a cable visible still attached to the truck rear that swoops back up the hill and looks like the tail of a cable in the foreground on the ground.
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:23 am

Rich mentioned above, the speeds these trucks worked at. Not a lot of us around
these days that worked with, or even rode horses and other draft animals. When I
got my TT, it had the farm gears and wanted to shake itself apart at any speed north
of 15. Even so, as I drove around, wanting to go faster, I thought about riding horses,
and even at a gallup, I was passing mailboxes at about the same speed. A horse can
only maintain a gallup so long. The farm-geared TT could to it all day and never get
winded. AND do it with far more load than one could ever haul with a horse. Team
the draft critters together and they haul more, but speeds go way down. The TT just
keeps on going ! With the Express gears, I can outrun any horse by nearly double, and
still have the endurance advantage and hauling advantage. It is no wonder a $260 truck
put horses out to pasture.
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Post by Rich Bingham » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:43 pm

Burger in Spokane wrote:
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. . . A horse can
only maintain a gallup so long. The farm-geared TT could to it all day and never get
winded. AND do it with far more load than one could ever haul with a horse . . .
Burger, I've always enjoyed your perspectives on "Model Tee-ing" from your point of view as a TT owner who works with his truck. I love Model Ts, have since I was six or so . . . and I love horses too. I have always been fascinated by the transition from horse power into the motor age, and not without misgivings over the pre-eminence the almighty automobile has attained. Maybe some readers will appreciate some of the following "factoids" regarding the realities of life in a horse-drawn world, as the advantages of the motor car began to become apparent:

Re/ your statement above, very true, that within the bounds of reasonable use, the TT could indeed "do it all day". As for packing the heavier load, well . . . it depends. It actually took some time for motor trucks to be capable of moving heavier loads than could be hauled by teams of horses, and of course that was mostly dependent on the conditions of surface. As roads improved, trucks hauled more and more of a load. Consider the tractive effort of a single team of drafters that are capable of moving a "stone boat" loaded with three and a half tons, at a drag, from a dead stop. I don't believe the TT is capable of that kind of applied force.

Everyone loves speed. After all, folks have been racing horses ever since the first crazy SOB decided he could throw a leg over and ride one; to consider, Secretariat holds the track record for the Kentucky Derby, covering the mile and a quarter at 37.5 mph. It's why jockeys wear goggles ! Harness racers regularly cover the ground at an extended trot at 32+mph, or "pacing".
What this means to "normal" folk, a good average saddle horse can "do" 30mph at a high lope, and 15-20mph at an extended trot. If your pony can't pack you at 5 mph at a walk, trade him off.

Moving along to endurance, a horse in top condition can run about two miles at a full gallop before becoming exhausted. Yes, it's possible to run one to death. You can cover three miles or so at an extended trot if you're rider enough to keep up; pulling a buggy or a light wagon, a team can keep this up a little further. Walking ? Much to the dismay of dude wranglers, many folks are disappointed to find their two-hour horseback adventure is not going to be conducted at a full gallop, in spite of how many John Wayne westerns you've seen. As for endurance at a walk, you're a better man than most if you can walk 5mph for four hours . . . this is why people rode horses.

Back to the heavy drafts, and real hard work, hauling stuff or plowing ground, pauses in the pace would depend on the heaviness of the load. On a steep pull, or in heavy ground, the horses will need a pause to "blow", i.e., replenish the oxygen in their blood stream to enable continued effort. Horses will need to eat every five hours. Picture the teamster's 12-14 hour day which began with feeding his teams, currying, caring for injuries or galls from misplaced harness or ill-fitting collars and pads, harnessing, and hitching up. By noon, he and his critters are ready for lunch and a break to rest. Fed, watered, hitched up again, and another five hours of heavy work with the necessary pauses. Back home, un-harness, inspect the gear for wear and needed adjustment or repair, curry the horses, feed them, dung out the tie-stall, and off to supper.

Range of travel ? It's pretty obvious in the recently settled West how the "practical" distance between communities, marketplaces, and centers of commerce was no more than 20 miles, and more often 10. Back to extremes, endurance riders make 100 miles a day, but really, those folks are crazy, and they ruin a lot of horses. The military model (which became popular as the "50 mile hike" for boy scouts in the JFK physical fitness era) was for a cavalry unit to be able to cover 50 miles in a day's march with full logistic backup - i.e., cannon, commissary, supplies and replacement stock. A troop on maneuvers could do 80 miles if pressed. There was a lot of "science" behind the horsemanship that enabled them to meet those standards.

There. More than anyone into Model Ts ever wanted to know about horses, and I promise never to bring up the subject again. :lol:
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Post by Wayne Sheldon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:52 am

Rich B, I certainly do hope you bring the subject up again! I also enjoy riding horses, although I have never ridden very much. We did have a horse of our own for a short while about fifteen years ago. Long story I don't wish to go into.
I have always enjoyed your occasional comments about your "ponies", and experiences with them. I also enjoy the occasional photo of them.
Like Mr. Burger, I occasionally make comments about how fast cars were compared to horses. While Secretariat may have been capable of 37 mph, and military horses could be pushed up to a hundred miles per day, the average horse, owned by the average man or farmer I don't think could do anywhere near that. Many people never rode a horse over about 15 mph in their entire lifetime. That is why an automobile that could do in excess of 25 mph seemed to be so very fast to them in those days. The average Steam passenger train in the 1800s rarely exceeded about 45 mph. The very idea of being in an automobile at over 60 mph was quite frightening for many people. My wife had an aunt (died less than 20 years ago) that probably didn't drive a car over about 45 mph more than a couple times in her life (she was an extreme case!).

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I consciously left the area I grew up in, knew, and had built my life, so I could
pursue a life amongst the roads where horse and early auto speed might be
considered. My profession and pleasure activities were purposely chosen because
they could be lived at a horse-drawn pace. I marvel at friends and acquaintences
who live the frantic paced rat race. People call it "progress". I call it something
different.

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Oh, I love that treelined road! I love all those roads.


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Player pianos ? I could swear that's a load of hay. :lol:

I wonder if the nattily dressed feller pitched that load wearing his straw skimmer and bow tie ? :o

Great picture Herb ! Thanks much.
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Post by dlmyers » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:55 am

The man with the long handled pitchfork seems to be the only one that worked up a sweat.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:43 pm

My good friend Lynn worked at a music store so he could afford to run his hay farm. If you owned a truck it got used for anything. I'm guessing the license plate is a 1917 Wisconsin. '20 or '22 would be the next guess but the tires and paint look fairly new. The truck would be a '16 by the black rimmed lights. I can't find an existing town that matches what I think I see on the sideboard. A Smith or similar form-a-truck axle looks to be not too old.
I agree that the fellow with the straw hat is in the photo to take more credit for loading hay than he earned.
Delightful picture.
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Post by Billy Vrana » Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:34 pm

Back to the piano truck with the hay on it, on the top board above the word player piano, i can make out A.A.Lutz Bonduel Wisc, Bonduel is a small town west of Green Bay. I can't make out the word ahead of player piano, almost looks like "drums and", definitely a story lost story there. I'd bet the A.A. Lutz hay and piano sales was right next to the Bonduel Anvil an Dirigible Co,

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Good eye Billy. I tried to read that for some time and couldn't make it out. I couldn't find Bonduel listed to compare the lettering to.
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Good Lord ! THAT is a BRUTE !
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"LEATHER SHOE MAKING SUPPLIES" ... He must carry the whole cow in that truck!
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:37 pm

I don't recognize the truck make. 4 louvers is rare. I hadn't heard of "Lightning Motor Fuel" before but found:
"Penn Oil Company filling stations were the exclusive American distributor of Lightning Motor Fuel, a British product made up of 50 percent gasoline and 50 percent of chemicals, the nature of which is secret. The secret ingredient was likely alcohol.”
Interesting photo with great period lettering.
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Clearly, it was rocket fuel. Just look in the background, left ! Duh ! 🚀
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A really handsome REO. Any idea of the model and year ?
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"The Four Wheel Drive Auto Company, more often known as Four Wheel Drive (FWD)". The license plate is most likely a 1918.
It resembles this ad.
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It is a very early FWD Truck, as it still has the brass radiator surround, sometime in 1914 they changed it to a cast radiator, around the same time the factory started fitting cast spoked wheels, later in the war changing to cast disc wheels.
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I'm going blind !!! Couldn't read FWD on the radiator. What a neat truck. Thanks for the additional pictures and info, fellows !
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:54 pm

As a kid, in the 60's and 70's, a few of the Depression era hoarders
that kept EVERYTHING, including ancient trucks and heavy equipment,
still lingered around our area. These big, ugly, brutish trucks, built
with ZERO thought for looks or aesthetic "balance" never really impressed
me, and I regret that now, as I wish that I had paid closer attention to
them. I DO remember a few FWD's like these, as well at Libertys,
Nashs, Hugs, Macks, Yellow Cabs, Federals, and others whose names
escape me now. I feel very blessed to have seen the twilight years of
that era in American history. Like a train's smoke disappearing toward
the horizon, those people and their "unsightly junk" are pretty much a
thing of the past. Wish I could go back and visit when the mood moves
me. Those were good times.


A HUG that surfaced in my area a few years ago:

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Herb - OUCH !!
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:02 pm

Here's a really spiffy coach on a White chassis (I think I'm right about this one :oops: )
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:42 pm

Yes, That is a White radiator. White sold primarily a chassis. Bodies were up to the user and several firms made them. This is a very unusual one. The mining must have been pretty good to afford a nice bus like that in 1924.
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Half-Sole tires? This is a Jan 1920s ad.
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It's a bright paint job and a delightful setting. There are two Gates half sloe items on ebay right now. A similar ad and a post card showing a roof garden atop one of the factory buildings where "workers of all ranks" could enjoy "recreation and refreshment".
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:24 pm

These are some more White Trucks. White Motor Co. sent it to me. It is taken in the northern part of the Park perhaps near Gardner.
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These were used to take supplies to the hotels and other facilities. It was maybe 1918 plus or minus a year or two.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:06 pm

Great picture Herb. Rapid Motor Vehicle Company was founded in 1902. They were acquired by General Motors in 1909.
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Rapid really took their steering wheels seriously !
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Great pix Herb ! Thank you. Looks like seven brand new 9-N Ford tractors !
"Cook by wire" seems an odd slogan now but maybe made sense when electrification was a novelty ? Is that a Packard ?
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:48 am

I think you are right about the Packard. The radiator is distinctive and they did use that embossed pattern on their hoods. The fellows lack enthusiasm "Get in there so we can take a picture".
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This is a 1911 ad.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:00 pm

Men at work. I can't see enough to identify. Maybe an Autocar or Rapid truck.
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That's a great companion piece for that photo!

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