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1917 Graham Bros 30 cwt truck; Graham Bros; 1917; 2015.286

1917 Graham Bros 30 cwt truck; Dodge Brothers Company; Graham Bros; 1917; 2015.286
Name/Title
1917 Graham Bros 30 cwt truck
About this object
Year: 1917
Make: Graham Bros
Model: 30 cwt Truck Builder
Serial No: 17246
Engine Make: Dodge
Engine Type: 4 Cylinder Side Valve
This truck was originally a bus bought new by R. Williams of Oamaru. It was traded to International Harvester Co. in 1927 and bought by Mr Edge who had a coal mine at Waikaka and he delivered coal to Gore and surrounds with it. In 1935 he fitted second hand Gutta Percha tyres to it, some of which are still on it. It was bought in 1969 by Bill Anderton and restored. Geo Hedley bought it in 1980 and Bill Richardson bought it from his daughter Sandra in 2002.
The Graham Bros used Torbenson axles behind Dodge cars to make these 30cwt trucks, and eventually became on of America's major truck manufacturers.

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Manufacturer
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Manufacturer
Date Made
1917
Subject and Association Keywords
technology, transport, truck
Collection
Bill Richardson Transport World
Credit Line
From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World
Object number
2015.286
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