1927

Truck, Ford Model TT Delivery Truck

Henry Ford started producing his famous Model T automobiles in 1908, but it wasn’t until 1917 that his company started producing one-ton trucks on a commercial basis. These trucks were based on the diminutive Model T, but had a longer and heavier frame and rear axle.

Tractor, Caterpillar Thirty #863

This tractor, built in 1927, was used by gyppo loggers on the Mendocino coast to pull logs from the woods to small portable sawmills and then power the mill by means of a flat belt drive power take-off.

Automobile, Ford Model T Constables Car

This Model T Ford Coupe was at one time used right here in Willits by the local constable. The position of constable was originated in England in the mid-19th century. In California, the constable was an official appointed by (and worked for) the court system.

Rail Car, 16-Wheel Donkey-Mover

The announcement by Simpson Timber Company that they were pulling up their logging railroad from the Matlock Dry Sort Yard to the Frank Breymeyer Reload west of Shelton, Washington, was sad news indeed. It marked the end of an era for one of the unique railroad operations in North America.

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