Thursday, June 01, 2017

1900 Wood Electric Truck, it weighed 7500 pounds

A gift from UPS to the Henry Ford museum, 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.

No comments:

Post a Comment