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Ford Truck Modified with Skis

Description: Rural carrier Lloyd Mortice created this unusual vehicle for use on his snow-bound New England route. Mortice fitted his 1926 Model-T with a steel track on the rear drive shaft, enabling him to drop either wheels or skis into place in front, depending on weather conditions. The company that sold Mortice the steel track later produced a similar vehicle based on the carrier's idea.

 

Creator/Photographer: Unidentified photographer

 

Medium: Black and white photographic print

 

Geography: USA

 

Date: 1926

 

Collection: U.S. Mail Trucks

 

Repository: National Postal Museum

Accession number: A.2006-82

 

Persistent URL: arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=194334

 

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