1922 Wachusett K 2 Ton truck; Wachusett Truck Company; 1922; 2015.287


1922 Wachusett K 2 Ton truck

About this object

Year: 1922
Make: Wachusett
Model: K 2 Ton
Serial No: 1A52104
Engine Make: Continental
Engine Type: Side Valve 4
Engine Model: K
In3: 280
This is believed be one of only three surviving Wachusett trucks. The others are a retired fire truck, and a slighter later model in the Yaworski Collection at New Jersey.
This truck was part of the Earl Marhanka Collection from Dowagiac Michigan, who had a shed 70' x 1000' full of pre-1930 American trucks. At the auction of this collection it was bought by Lloyd Van Horn of Mason City Iowa, who had a truck museum. He sold it to the Hays Museum of Woodland California. Bill Richardson bought it from Hays in 2002.
Wachusett trucks were built in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA from 1922 to 1930.


Wachusett Truck 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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31 Dec 2015 02:38 AM,UTC

I have a 1923Wachusett flatbed. Any info out there on them?

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