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Popcorn truck

Post by tom_strickling » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:44 pm

Anyone have a period Model T popcorn truck ? Anyone know where to get such a thing restored ?


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by DHort » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:12 pm

The museum in Richmond has one.


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by Jack Putnam, in Ohio » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:27 pm

There is one at the Popcorn Museum in Holland Ohio (Toledo). Jim Fentress runs the museum and he knows how to repair the pop corn stuff. I have his contact if needed.


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by Tmooreheadf » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:43 pm

There is one in the Owls Head Museum in Maine. Those folks are very knowledgeable about all of their vehicles/displays!


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by DHort » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:06 pm

The Wyandot Popcorn Museum in Marion Ohio also has one. Two museums in one state.

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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by KWTownsend » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:40 pm

There used to be one at the Seattle Center by the Space Needle. I haven't been there for 30 years, so don't know if it is still there or not.

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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by John E. Guitar » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:48 am

Keith, this was at the Seattle Center Armory in 2013. I imagine it’s still there.

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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by Joe Bell » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 am

George Stoiber on Put in Bay had one a few years ago along with a Hearst.

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The Purple Cow

Post by FreighTer Jim » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:22 am

The daughter of the dairy farmer that restored
“ The Purple Cow “ contacted me a few years ago
after she tried selling it on The MTFCA Classifieds.

I reached out to Jerry Kramer and together we facilitated
a loan agreement to The MTFCA Museum in Richmond, Indiana.

I provided free transport.

They drove it to the back of my trailer for loading.

It needs glass repair and probably some engine work but overall it is a nice popcorn and hotdog truck.

It is for sale.


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by tom_strickling » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm

Thanks everyone but I am looking for someone who specializes in accurate restorations of CREATORS popcorn trucks and wagons.

"""Anyone know where to get such a thing restored ?"""


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by tom_strickling » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:56 pm

Joe,

Do you have any photos of the Model T hearse? I would love to see it.

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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by TWrenn » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:36 pm

Tom, I could be wrong, but I thought I saw one advertised from Volo Auto Museum in Illinois a while back. They wanted a fortune for it.

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Too Specialized

Post by FreighTer Jim » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:50 pm

tom_strickling wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:55 pm
Thanks everyone but I am looking for someone who specializes in accurate restorations of CREATORS popcorn trucks and wagons.

"""Anyone know where to get such a thing restored ?"""
Tom

That is probably too narrow a niche interest with not enough volume work for a company to do - there is not enough demand.


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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by rodelljunior » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:52 pm

Years ago, Bob Pearson from Gardner, Kansas was the Cretors expert.

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Re: Popcorn truck

Post by jelenbaas » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:06 am

Tom, I sent you a PM concerning this.

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