Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Delivery Truck



Good Tuesday morning to you all. Old Truck Week continues with this fine specimen from 1912. The picture was taken in Washington DC, and it shows another truck from the Woodward and Lothrop Department Store. Interesting that this vehicle really looks like a wagon, or truly a "Horseless Carriage".

9 comments:

  1. My son-in-law has a 192? Ford ton truck. He drives it in the 4th of July Parade and other events.He also has a Ford Model-T touring car.

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  2. I see that the sides are not canvas any more. They are hard sided, but the drive gets to sit out in what ever weather is around.
    Hey, maybe that is where the saying comes from. "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"

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  3. RTD, that is actually a quote from Herodotus' history of the ancient Persian couriers. It was adopted by the US Postal Service.

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  4. Hey, is that George Raft carrying the package?

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  5. Where the heck is the motor? Underneath? Loving "Truck" week!

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  6. I like that these last two pictures allow you different views of a very similar truck. Note the different side lantern, the splash guard in front of the steering wheel and the awning (rolled up in todays picture, deployed yesterday).

    John

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  7. The motor is in the box underneath the cab and cargo section. I would hate to have to work on it down there.

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  8. This one has to be an electric, not gas powered.

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  9. truck love. lol!

    My dad drove a Ford Econoline back in the late 60s, early 70s -- with the engine mounted between the driver and the right-hand passenger seat. Dad was building houses in small town, Iowa. USA. Dad built tool boxes onto the pickup bed rails and always had everything he needed at the job site. Plus, he painted the business name on the tool boxes so he was double utilizing the boxes and his business name.

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