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Time Capsule: 1916 International Model MA with Curtain Side Body

December 2015, Work Truck - WebXclusive

by Chris Wolski - Also by this author

This 1916 International Model MA is featured in the book International Harvester Trucks: The Complete Story by Patrick Foster. Photo: Patrick Foster/Motorbooks
This 1916 International Model MA is featured in the book International Harvester Trucks: The Complete Story by Patrick Foster. Photo: Patrick Foster/Motorbooks

The International brand stretches back more than a century and from its earliest days was a part of the fabric of American workaday life. This 1916 International Model MA with a curatain side body was used by the Good Luck Grocery. 

In an interesting coincidence, this truck shows vividly how motorized vehicles were changing the past as Patrick Foster, author of International Harvester Trucks: The Complete Story, observed: "In a curious bit of historical juxtaposition, a stable stood next door."

The International Model M, which was introduced in 1915 had a carrying capacity of 1,000 pounds.

Work Truck eNews will be featuring historic images of fleet trucks on a regular basis. If you have an historic fleet truck image you'd like to share with readers, e-mail it to Lauren Fletcher or Chris Wolski.

Comments

  1. 1. C. Gibb Gibboney [ December 22, 2015 @ 01:23PM ]

    How confidant was somebody back then telling the Misses they just brought home a bag of "good luck" groceries?

 

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