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Passed by this flower cart in France today, it has really nice wheels!

 

Marcel

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They look like FWD fronts. The company name should be written on the face around the hex but only engraved and not very deep. A lot of weight to pull around for a flower cart!

 

This is Graham Attwater's FWD:

 

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Steve

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Well spotted Steve! I already thought it would not take long before they were recognised. Here is a picture of the center.

 

Best regards

Marcel

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Here is a link to a site that is mainly about stationary engines and tractors, but they posted a couple nice series of pictures about the production of war equipment during WW1.

 

http://mototracteurs.forumactif.com/t18520p60-les-usines

 

Marcel

 

no guards or interlocks on any of them presstools...

 

 

 

you`d get lynched for running a shop like that now....

 

 

 

i wonder if they had a press register back in them days?

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no guards or interlocks on any of them presstools...

 

 

 

you`d get lynched for running a shop like that now....

 

 

 

i wonder if they had a press register back in them days?

 

 

Think of it in a reversed period of time. If those people were to walk into a workshop of today making the same helmets, would they ask " Why do you need all of that?"

 

We all can talk about the activities we have done that are not permitted now!

Doug

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Those with a long memory and the complete collection of Wheels and Tracks will recognise this one. Still in the same place after about 30 years or so. No rad or drive train, but it survives:

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Even though there is what looks like a puddle in the background it appears to lie in a dry climate? SW USA?

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Plate looks to be issued by a military Corps and states manufacturer as 'Kelly"- as in Kelly Springfield?

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Oh that is very nice indeed. It's a good thing I havn't got any money or I could get very excited about that truck. Funny thing is that the shed looks relatively new but the truck looks like it has been in the same spot for a long time. Is it in the UK ?

 

David

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Ha. The same thought occurred to me. Could the shed be one of those American barns? Not the type of timber frame you'd find anywhere around here.

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We call 'em "pole barns" even if they are not exactly true to that original definition. They come as kits and you can buy them from some of the local "big box" home improvement stores for DIY construction (delivery to site included in price!) or you can hire a construction outfit to do it or build one from scratch. Bare bones, they are quite inexpensive.

 

That is a really nice FWD. Looks pretty complete. Hard to tell where it is. The ubiquitous American blue tarp might be a clue. For some reason, I don't see them often in pics from the other side of the pond. Not hideously rusty which suggests a relatively dry climate but who knows. Wish it was in my barn. Rather it that the John Deere combine that is giving me fits at the moment.

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Yes is the short answer. Unfortunately the seller says he can't post it to Australia. Robert

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Now here is a rare one. Unique in fact. I think it is the only “survivor” of this model. It was recovered from under a holiday chalet in Devon some years ago and is now on its way to Holland. There are not enough bits to restore it, but you never know, they might turn up.

It will be very difficult to guess what it is, but does anybody want to have a go? I will give you a clue. Made in the USA for the WD. To make it easier, it is not a Packard, Peerless, Pierce Arrow, Locomobile or Mack. That narrows it down a bit. Alan, I am sure you will know?

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Chassis looks excellent condition , when you consider 100 years old , chalet must have been well off the coast ?

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