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This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:55 am

I at one time had a book entitle "This Was Trucking" I just about read the ink off of the pages.
I thought that it might be fun to post some photos of trucks similar to the ones that were in that book.
Her are a few.
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:55 am

Does anyone else have any photos to share?

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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:12 am

It is one of my favorite books too. The guys who drove those were some tough characters to navigate the roads they had back then. A wonderful Lady at White Motor Co. sent me a couple dozen truck photos when I was researching my YPC Bus. Here are a few of them.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:44 pm

Heavy haulers for sure. Can you imagine the bone jarring ride these could deliver empty? Keep em coming, I like trucks.


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Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:58 pm

Another one:
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Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:39 pm

Wouldnt it be fun to find one of those? I would have the cleanest shop floor!


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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Burger in Spokane » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:14 pm

About ten years ago, I had a job assignment in the Seattle area and during off hours,
would cruise around to old haunts. One such revisit was an early teens White flatbed
that hid behind some buildings, unvisible to anyone who might pass by. Sure enough,
it was still there, and just like on the previous 40 tries, I was told it was not for sale.
I took some photos and there it rots. When I first saw it in the 1960's, it looked like
it could be fired up and driven anywhere. The wood C-cab was beautiful and ornate.
The last time I saw it, there was no longer any paint showing, the cab had all but crumbled
around the frame. But that familiar White hood/radiator and those big headlights still
begged someone to give the owner a folding chair shampoo and take it home and save
it from becoming nothing more than a dirt lump.
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by BHarper » Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:32 pm

The book "This Was Trucking" contained several pictures by Darius Kinsey, a noted photographer of the period. He spent some amount of time in the Pacific Northwest documenting the logging industry. Here are two of those pictures. I think that the trucks may be Morgans.

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These pictures are of a few more heavy haulers of the period.

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Post by Burger in Spokane » Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:12 pm

Darius Kinsey lived and had a studio in Sedro-Wooley, Washington. He made
a career of traveling to logging operations and taking photos, which he sold to
loggers and other staff. He was unique in this, and his photos document an
amazing slice of NW history.

Kinsey's wife Tabitha did much of the work at the studio in support of the
work Darius did in the field.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:17 pm

One of my favorites is this utility body built on a White chassis:
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and this one
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:28 pm

Call me a "bigot", but I totally discriminate between the later truck with those
"ugly" rounded "Model A" fenders and that super-sexy earlier truck with the fenders,
as God meant fenders to be ! :lol:
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Post by Duey_C » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:02 pm

Fantastic photos! Gotta love old trucks.
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Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:55 am

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Post by perry kete » Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:37 pm

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1922 Coupe & 1927 Touring


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Post by Dallas Landers » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:52 am

Herb, I bet the side mount boxes on the Kroager storage truck is full of oul and cans of grease to keep that beast running trouble free. Great photos guys.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:33 pm

These are from a 1913 Baker Electric catalog. They were located in Cleveland.
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There seemed to be a thriving market for electric truck at that time.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:06 pm

These surprised me. I had seen pictures of the large electric trucks and the cars but not these little guys.
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Post by perry kete » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:05 am

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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:44 am

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:37 am

I'm not sure what that one is. The spotlight and bare front forks is an interesting option.
It's an splendid pose isn't it?
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Post by Kaiser » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:21 am

The pictures of the Baker electric trucks reminded me of this:
https://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/178 ... k-for-sale
apparently it was built in 1912 and used right up to the mid60's :o
the cab is an addition done somewhere around the end of its working life judging by the style and looks like it was put on without much modification to the original open 'cab' so could be easily reversed.
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Post by Dennis Prince » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:27 pm

A couple aren't that old but interesting
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Post by Billy Vrana » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 pm

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Post by HornsRus » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:24 am

the frist pic in this post is a f.w.d. ww1 vintage. i have one in my pile of junk.charley


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Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:27 pm

I see an electric tail light. Oul light is probably not a good idea on this one! :shock:

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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:59 am

I had not thought about the kerosene tail light problem. Oil lights on trucks were the norm well into the twenties.
Here are some more Whites. Note the White logo on the boxcar.
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Post by tdump » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:11 pm

The McPhaile fuel truck that Pairy keet posted,It appears to be a TT, BUT look at that dropped axle on the front.Never saw that on a TT. What would have been the advantage?
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Post by HornsRus » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:05 pm

its a tt but heavy duty see springs in back,frame rail extension .heavy tires & wheels.charley


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Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:44 am

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Rich,
it looks like the house in this one needs painting (Wink wink).


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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:20 am

Yes but look at the pride. Flowers in the box and tended ivy on on the porch. I really loke the top on the TT.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 pm

Yes Herb, those old houses are inviting and what a great photo.
Here is another Electric. It makes me want to work for Peabody. :lol:
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Not a bad house in the background there either.
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Post by Dallas Landers » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:33 pm

Nice! And a fold up visor to keep the rain off your knees!


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Post by Herb Iffrig » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:17 pm

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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:21 am

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This one looks like an Avery on the side.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:41 pm

I see that "AVERY" just like that on several old photos and a recent one of an unrestored one. Several other features like the cog tires and bucket seats far apart are very similar. That is a great addition to this fantastic thread. I haven't run across my "This is Trucking" yet. I think Avery is in there too.
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Post by Herb Iffrig » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:19 pm

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How about one from the Pancho Villa expedition.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:53 am

The radiator guards are disguising White trucks in that photo. They are probably Model 20s previously purchased for WWI. A variety of other vehicles were used for the expedition including FWDs and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The hood profile, fenders, dash/floorboard supports and even the spark/gas control quadrants are unmistakably "White". (ref the "White" photos above)
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Post by Burger in Spokane » Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 am

Rich Eagle wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:53 am
The radiator guards are disguising White trucks in that photo. They are probably Model 20s previously purchased for WWI. A variety of other vehicles were used for the expedition including FWDs and Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The hood profile, fenders, dash/floorboard supports and even the spark/gas control quadrants are unmistakably "White". (ref the "White" photos above)
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Just picking nits here, but the Pancho Villa expedition was 1916, predating U.S. involvement in WW1
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Post by Rich Eagle » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:38 am

My mistake, thanks for the correction.
Great Firetruck. You could see in the second story from the driver's seat.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:36 am

Buick made a 2-cyl truck that looked very much like the one on the right. Even the one on the left has a radiator similar to some of the 4-cyl Buicks. Someone will surely have a better guess.
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Post by HornsRus » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:21 am

the one on the left could be a overland.charley


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Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:42 pm

A Republic I believe.
Great pose and a single headlamp. I'll bet there's a story there.
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Post by Herb Iffrig » Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:59 am

I concur. The one above looks like it has solid rubber tires.


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Post by Duey_C » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:53 pm

Yep! A nice looking Avery on Feb 1st! I've wiggled into a '12 (I think). Beautiful trucks with their wooden plugs in the wheels and plush looking upholstery but not very user friendly for anyone around 6 feet tall. Look out for the fan, they like to spit a blade out Avery now and then... :)
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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:14 pm

This shows a similar existing Avery truck. It shows the wide seat spread and those cog wheels.
https://iowa80truckingmuseum.com/exhibi ... ylinder/1/
If you Goggle Avery truck several other images of that same truck come up.
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Post by HornsRus » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:22 pm

the ice& coal truck could be a maxwell looking at the rad shell.i know they made some large trucks. charley

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Post by Rich Eagle » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:37 pm

I believe that is correct Charley. The radiator shell and hood are identical to my 1915 Maxwell Model 25 down to the lower mounts. It probably has the same engine but everything else looks beefier. The second truck in the Photo is also a Maxwell. It looks like a Model T windshield.
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Ruxstel24 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:01 pm

Rich if you mean the second truck in the same picture, I agree.
The second picture, I believe is a TT, sure looks like a T transmission and wishbone under there. ;)


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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:30 am

vineyard transfer truck.jpg
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The vineyard truck looks like a REO, but not really. There are a few inconsistencies.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:55 am

I think it is another of those Buick trucks. The second photo looks like a Packard.
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Post by HornsRus » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:06 am

i spent 10 years in so, calf. in the late 60 and 70s there were a lot of these big trucks siting on farms.this one of course is about a 1915 packard. charley


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Post by Herb Iffrig » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:40 am

I think you are right about the vineyard truck being a Buick.

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Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:31 am

FWIW here are some chassis shots.
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I haven't seen many of these. One was at a 1&2 cyl tour in the 70s. They called it a "Plumbers Truck". It uses the same engine as the model F and Gs and the steering controls like a '08 -'10. The Weston-Mott rear axle is moved from the rear wheels to drive the rear wheels by chains.
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This was taken in McCall, ID.
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Post by wayne sheldon » Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:17 am

A few years back, when I was last able to go to the Bakersfield meet, there was one of those Buick trucks there. I have seen it pictured in the Gazette a few times, and was listed for sale for some time after I saw it. It was a beautiful restoration and ran quite well!


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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by tdump » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:02 am

thanks to JIm Thode I have this picture of my granfathers wreck.He was driving a chain drive Mack and the train took the trailer off!
The paper says the truck stalled.Being Moss was a big company,the news paper probably said that to help with insurance.Truth is,the track was between 2 long brick mill buildings,curved,when grandpal crossed,the train was not visable until he was half way across.He bailed out of the cab!
Of course the damned ol train was able to go right along it's merry way shortly therafter!
Moss trucking is the same company that moved Tweetsie the train to the mountians back years ago.My grandfather and his brother Boyd-worked there.Boyd built some of the specialized trailers they used because they were not common back then as they are now.
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