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Vintage International truck.This interesting pic shows an International, either from the late 1920s or early 1930s, with a pair of tractors loaded on the back cross-ways.
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Somewhere in America, probably in the early 1930s, and a truck with its driver is photographed at the side of the road. Loaded on the back of the truck are two Allis Chalmers tractors, parked sideways and only just fitting on the International's flatbed body. Presumably they were loaded via the 'hatch' set into the side of the building behind, maybe driven straight on to the lorry from the side? Plenty of chains are used to keep each tractor from disappearing from the back en route. The truck's driver is leaning against the front of the International, getting his breath back and grabbing a quick smoke.
There is a sign on the roof of the building, but all I can make out is "McCl..... & Storage" so that's not much help in identifying the location of this photograph.
Inters are one of my favourite US trucks, and are identifiable quite easily by their distinctive wheel rims, as in the picture. The company originated in Chicago, Illinois, in 1914 by the International Harvester Co of America, although the IHC trucks were soon known just as 'Internationals'.
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