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Old 03-03-2018, 12:27 PM
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This bus is odd......
Pretty sure that Flxible is now in Allentown truck and bus musem Airporter 3 and 2 seating....yes I'm a Flxible
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This particular Commercial Truck Company Model A 10 Standard was built in Philadelphia in 1912 and used locally by the Curtis Publishing Company for more than 50 years to deliver The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, and other publications to the post office and area newsstands, according to the seller's representative. The publisher eventually purchased 22 C-T trucks to haul paper, coal, and waste, replacing dozens of horses it had previously used. It retired its electric truck fleet in 1964.

The truck is motivated by four 16-horsepower GE electric motors, one at each of its solid rubber wheels. A period brochure from Commercial Truck Company notes the Model A 10 could hit 10 mph unladen, or 8 mph carrying a full five-ton load. The vehicle itself is a little more than 18 feet long, about the length of a modern full-size pickup, but weighs considerably more at 14,500 pounds thanks to quarter-inch thick steel construction and the eight 500 pound lead acid batteries that powered it.

The economics of why the Curtis Publishing Company went electric is obvious. "At the turn of the previous century, these trucks cost $15 a day to operate with charging, labor and maintenance. That was about a third the cost of using horses for the same job."

The Commercial Truck Company lasted from 1906 to 1928, when "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of American Trucks and Commercial Vehicles" notes it was purchased by another electric work vehicle manufacturer, Walker Vehicle Company, which itself closed up shop in late 1941. Curtis Publishing sold off many of its publications by the late 1960s, but still exists as an art licensing company
 
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I saw this nice mid-'40s Ford Truck yesterday at a local strip mall.














It was probably an older restoration but still in great condition except for the wood on the sides and the bed was very dry and splintery. Oak I think and it had been stained but that didn't help.


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That's about as nice as it gets, but personally, I'd like it better if it had period correct graphics, and looked more like this...


 
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I think the DQ signs light up.
 
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"Dairy Queen Red" My new favorite color, lol. Looks great!
 
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Funny, when I hear/see the term "Dairy Queen" it immediately takes me back to my school days. You wanna fight? "Meet me after school behind the Dairy Queen"......
 
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In my little town we had a Dairy Queen and a Twin Kiss. The Twin Kiss was a more popular hangout because they had frosted mugs of root beer and much better looking girls working there.
 
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LOL to the both of ya..... the only "fast food" joint in my home town was DQ. And it was sloooowwww. But it was good.
 
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In my home town of 2000, one of the DQ girls ask me if I wanted to be married for a night and I wasn't sure what she was saying. After she got off work she was my first one .
 
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I used to ask them if they would like to be my next ex-wife. That always made them laugh, and we went from there. Still works.
 
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No wonder I did so poorly with all the "smooth operators" around.
 
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I was pretty danged good at playing hard to get......
 
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wow theres allot of cool trucks and cars in this thread!
 
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