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1915 Signal Delivery Truck
Wm. F. Potter & Co. Grocers
New Bedford

The 1915 Signal Delivery Truck had a Continental engine, a wormdrive differential, a 3 speed transmission, a multi-disc clutch, and a 1.5 ton capacity.

The truck had a top speed of 17 mph and drove better at 12 mph.

The tires were solid cast rubber, and on the cobblestone streets the ride was a bone shaker.

They were made in Detroit, Michigan.
Drivers had no glass windshield so that driving this rig into the rain and snow was not terribly comfortable.
Wm. F. Potter & Co. was a New Bedford wholesale grocer since 1868 with a business located on the corner at 81 - 85 Front Street and 1 - 11 Union Street.

Notice the hand crank to start the engine and the roll up sides and front piece.
There is a young man standing on the back of the truck.
Click the photograph to see larger version of same - See the directory listings below.

1915 Delivery Truck - Wm. F. Potter 7 Co. new Bedford, Ma. www.WhalingCity.net

1915 Wm. F. Potter Advert - New Bedford, Ma. - www.WhalingCity.net 1915_directory listing - www.WhalingCity.net
1915 listing above
1909 ad below1909 Wm. F. Potter Grocery Ad . New BEdford, Ma.  - www.WhalingCity.net-
 
 

 


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