Some of the Western Mattress Company’s trucks are seen here poised to deliver the goods in November of 1939. Western was located in the heart of Texas cotton country and used the local crop extensively while manufacturing of their product. Their small fleet consists of light duty trucks since the cargo, while quite bulky, wasn’t particularly heavy.
The trailer in the foreground got our attention because of it’s use of a Ford V-8 axle and wheels. We suspect it’s a home-built job and invite of our readers to provide any additional information you might have about it and to identify the different makes of trucks in our photo. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress from a 35mm nitrate negative originally produced by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration. You can see another photo of one of the company’s trucks in the link and many more trucks and buses here on The Old Motor.