1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck

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1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck

The development of the automobile in the first years of the 20th Century revolutionized public transportation. The famous Model T "Flivver", the first to be manufactured on the assembly line, sold at a price that every workingman could afford.

By the early 'teens an even bigger impact was made with the advent of trucking, quickly replacing the horse-drawn wagon for the delivery of goods. The simple and affordable Model T was a favorite chassis, and many coachbuilders began crafting a wide variety of truck bodies and styles to meet almost every requirement. In fact, the 1913 Model T was used by August Fruehauf (1868-1930) to create the first "tractor-trailer" truck, marking the beginning of an American legend in trucking.

The tiny "Delivery Van" was especially popular, used by retail stores, manufacturers, doctors and others, and was even used to deliver the United States Mail. They were usually quite colorful, and emblazoned with the company name as an early form of "rolling advertisement".

This Delivery Van is typical. I have lettered it for my grandfather's meat market, and also show it lettered for my friend Bruce Parrish, a noted sheet-metal fabricator specializing in 21st Century race car body fabrication. I felt he needed an appropriate Delivery Van!


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1913 Ford Model T Delivery Truck
Large 48" x 24" exact scale blackline drawing perfect for modelling. Shipped rolled in a heavy square card tube.
6019: 1:10th Scale $29.95 US, Includes shipping



 

 

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