1917 Graham Bros 30 cwt truck; Dodge Brothers Company; Graham Bros; 1917; 2015.2...


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.


Graham Bros

Maker Role



Dodge Brothers Company

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United States of America

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, truck

Named Collection

Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Transport, motor vehicle, truck

Object number


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