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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • UNFAIR TO BABIES, 1936

Got Pie?

Got Pie?

"Holmes Bakery, Ford truck, 1923." Another cog in the Holmes pastry-delivery machine. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

Home delivered baked goods

I fondly remember those Krug and Dugan trucks! My mom was partial to the Krug goods. My personal favorites were the Honey Dipped Crullers. I also got a big kick out of the comics that came with the cakes. If anyone has any liinks to info on Krug Bakeries, please post. Thanks

Dugan's

Where are you from in Upstate? I'm from Middletown, born 1956 - remember Dugan's Bakery delivery.

Not your standard T

This isn't a model T but a Model TT (higher weight rating, and worm gear rear axle). What's unusual is the front springs. The T and TT both used one transverse spring in front. This must be an aftermarket setup. It must have been real exciting trying to stop that bad boy with brakes only on the rear wheels.

Pie Wagons

Ahhhhh...how great it would be to go back to those days of the home delivery "pie wagon"! Back in the 1940's in my small native city in upstate New York, delivery vans from three different regional bakeries used to ply the neighborhood streets, with their operators selling their wares door to door: Krug's, Dugan's, and Cushman's. The front end of the Krug trucks mimicked the shape of a capital K if you looked at its right side in profile.

Home Made

Of course behind the industrial facade is a log cabin where Grandma Holmes is toiling away making sure that those pies are truly "home made."

The Working "T"

Thanks for another great "occupational" view of a Model T Ford!

 
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