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Modern Moving: 1926

Modern Moving: 1926

Washington, D.C., circa 1926. "National Capital Storage & Moving Co." At 52 N Street N.E., the Witt-Will motor truck garage last seen here. This older-generation van wears solid rubber tires, acetylene-gas headlamps and at least one repaint. 8x10 inch glass negative, National Photo Company. View full size.

 

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Holes Through the Front Tires

The front solid-rubber tires have transverse holes through them. The purpose of the holes is to allow some "give" to the tire and also, allegedly, to cool the tire.

You can imagine what it's like to ride a solid-tire truck on cobblestones, bricks, or Belgian paving blocks !

Note that this truck has no front wheel brakes !!!

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