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Packard trucks delivered by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio

The Norwood Transfer Co. owned this Packard truck which was delivered new by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. The company appears to still be in business as freight brokers in Norwood, which is just northeast of the city of Cincinnati.

This is the first truck seen so far in this series of Packard Trucks, that is equipped with what at first glance appear to solid wheels. All of the other trucks that we have looked at so far have been on wood-spoked or a form of wood-spoked cushioned wheels. It also maybe the earliest truck to be seen in this series. Can any Packard truck experts tells us more and also what year this truck is?

Take note of what appears to be a circa 1910 Buick roadster in the window just behind the front of the truck.

For comparison (below) is a later and larger truck, note the this truck is LHD, has a cushion-mounted radiator, hood louvers and appears to be shaft-drive. The Adams Express Company may have been a competing trucking firm in the Cincinnati area.

You can take a look back here on three pages of the Packard trucks photos in this series here on The Old Motor courtesy of Kim Westendorf’s family.

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Packard trucks delivered by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio

This is another in the series of photos of Packard trucks, which we are featuring, that were delivered when new by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. This truck was owned by The Charles Kuhl Artificial Stone Co.

The company can be found in a book called the Leading Manufacturers and Merchants in the City of Cincinnati. The artificial stone refers to the The Charles Kuhl Artificial Stone Companies early involvement in Portland Cement and asphalt paving. From the signage seen on the building it appears they were also dealing in coal and coke. The Packard truck they purchased is seen here demonstrating the hand cranked dump body installed on it.

You can take a look back here on the rest of the fine Packard trucks photos in this series here on The Old Motor courtesy of Kim Westendorf’s family.

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Packard trucks delivered by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio

This is another of the series of photos of Packard trucks which we are featuring, that were delivered when new by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. This truck was owned by the Crane-Hawley Co. which appears have been a part of the huge Crane Plumbing supply operation at the time.

The truck is loaded with water tanks and other plumbing supplies and toilet is also visible near the back of the load. A pipe rack can be seen on the side of the truck that is filled with pipe also slated to be delivered. Check out the men in the windows on both floors of the building watching the photo being taken, which at the time was still a novelty.

You can take a look back here on the rest of the fine Packard trucks photos in this series here on The Old Motor courtesy of Kim Westendorf’s family.

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Packard trucks delivered by the Citizens Packard Motor Car Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio

The American enterprise system at work is shown in this photo of The Charles Boldt Company, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The Boldt Company supplied bottlers, with a fleet of Packard trucks so they could get their products to the end user quicker than before, when they and all manufacturers used horse and wagon to deliver the goods.

The photo (above) shows three different sized Packard trucks, loaded and ready to deliver and the photo (below) shows yet another mid-sized truck, ready to head off on a delivery. Full details of The Charles Boldt Company can be found in a book called, Cincinnati, the Queen City.

You can take a look back on the rest of the fine Packard trucks photos in this series courtesy of Kim Westendorf’s family.

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