GalleryWoodie Trucks 1910 to 1919
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1912 Giant motor wagon built by the Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
Imperial Palace Automobile Museum Collection
1912 International Harvester high-wheel motor wagon was well suited for unpaved muddy country roads.
Wood-bodied 1912 Sauer stake truck was built in Plainfield, NJ. Sauer became a sister company to Mack and the name was discontinued in 1918.
1913 Galloway motor wagon
1913 Ford Model TT with a wooden 'huckster' style body
Source: www.motor-life.com (Swedish)
1914 Garford --- Garford, established in 1909, manufactured heavy trucks. By 1925, with business booming, the firm required larger facilities. A new plant was built in Lima, Ohio and the firm's name was changed to The Superior Body Company. Today, Superior is recognized as the leader in traditional styling in its design and manufacture of funeral coaches and limousines.
Information: Superior Coach
1914 Ford (Model TT?) chain drive
During World War I, before the arrival of United States Army, some charitable organizations offered ambulances to the Allied forces. The standard Ford Model T was provided - but without bodywork beyond the cowl. The legend says that the first ten ambulances were created with the wood of the transport cases! Later bodies were produced by the grand carrossier Kellner of Boulogne, near Paris. In 1918 this ambulance became the standard of US Army in France until the end of the war. These vehicles were originally painted grey.
Information & photograph provided by Thierry DuBois
1918 Buick Model E-4 flare-side pickup truck
Photo courtesy Buick Bombsight - the Buick Collectors Resource pages
1918 Chevrolet 1-ton canopy express, builder unknown
Source: 1937 Chevrolet Pages
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