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WW1 era truck - what make?

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Looks to have a shield shaped radiator badge.

 

 

Truck WW1 era Mike Crehan friend grandfather.jpg

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Maxwell ?, looks like their emblem.

 

Greg in Canada

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1 hour ago, 1912Staver said:

Maxwell ?, looks like their emblem.

 

Greg in Canada

 

Thanks.

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It does have some Maxwell features, but the crisp hood top edges are different. The Maxwell truck hoods were more rounded. I also find the Maxwells all have six lugs on the wheels and not eight as the truck in question has.

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3 hours ago, keiser31 said:

It does have some Maxwell features, but the crisp hood top edges are different. The Maxwell truck hoods were more rounded. I also find the Maxwells all have six lugs on the wheels and not eight as the truck in question has.

 

I assume this photo was taken in NZ. This was posted on a local facebook page. The driver is supposedly someone's grandfather during their WW1 military service, although there is no evidence there are of any military connection.

 

The licence plate tells me it was issued in the Christchurch area.

 

As we both know there were many different makes of truck in that era, and it could be any one of several makes..

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Re this truck, the local experts have decided it is a Maxwell.

 

The photo location has been determined as well - as Birdlings Flat corner. On Google maps it is where Bayleys Road meets the Christchurch Akaroa Road.

 

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