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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • EAT MORE FISH, 1917

Wood & Coal: 1912

Wood & Coal: 1912

Washington, D.C., circa 1912. "S.M. Frazier trucks." Samuel Frazier, dealer in coke and lime, and his fleet of "Wilcox Trux" at his business on Monroe Street in Anacostia. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Unhappy owner

Three new trucks and already lost one lamp, one license plate and another one barely on. Hruumph.

Tilt Mechanism

It appears that the machinery to raise the bed for dumping is contained in the gears above the drive chain. I would assume that there was a clutch to disconnect the drive wheels and power the dump mechanism which from looking at the raised dump was probably a rack and pinion setup.

The Mighty Wilcox

Newspaper ad from 1912. Click to enlarge.

 
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