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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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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Nice idea Herb!
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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

Another one:
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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.
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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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.
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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:
More people are doing it today than ever before !

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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Duey_C » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:02 pm

Fantastic photos! Gotta love old trucks.
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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Herb Iffrig » Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:55 am

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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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

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1922 Coupe & 1927 Touring


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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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What would one be worth today?
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Post by perry kete » Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:05 am

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1922 Coupe & 1927 Touring


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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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

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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

Post by Herb Iffrig » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:14 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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Re: This was trucking-Old Photos

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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