1900 Wood Electric Truck

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1900 Wood Electric Truck

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Title:  

1900 Wood Electric Truck
Date:
1900

Collection:

Creator:
F. R. Wood & Son
Publisher/Studio:
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of United Parcel Service.

Content Description: 

B. Altman and Company, a New York City department store, purchased this electric truck from F. R. Wood and Son around 1900. Altman employed horse-drawn delivery wagons but began to experiment with electric trucks in 1898 as a cost cutting measure. Electric trucks dispensed with the care and maintenance costs of horses. This truck made twice-daily trips from a warehouse to a distribution center.

Physical Description: 

Truck

Location:
20900 Oakwood Blvd.,Michigan,Dearborn,48124
Identifier:
32.570.1

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