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What Am I for Saturday 11/13/10

Posted By Jeff Lakaszcyck Friday, November 12, 2010 4:13 PM
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Early truck from 1910. Photo from Don MacKenzie and Brian Kelly.



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1910, 30 hp, 2 cycle, shaft drive 1 ton ring a bell from Sterling Vehicle Co. from Harvey, Illinois

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First guess was Monitor Automobile Works, Janesville Wis.,

but am changing my mind and agreeing with Dan.  -   Sterling Vehicle Co.


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Could be a lot of different makes,but after smoking the brain clutch,am going with Sterling Vehicle as well.

David Boudrie  Truckless......for now.....
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In the Los Angeles Herald newspaper dated december 19, 1909, this specific truck appears in the adv.
The Adams Express Co give an order for 10 of these delivery wagon. Depend upon if they're all right.

The adv is from the Woodill Auto Co., pacific electric building, sixth & main streets, Los Angeles.
Send this adv, to Jeff.


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We often get the correct answer to the WAI within minutes after it is posted, sometimes mere seconds. It was almost 3-1/2 hours before anyone anyone even took a stab at this one, that is almost unheard of around here ! We were fixing to spin out of control before Dan Souday saved the day. This truck was built by the Sterling Vehicle Company of Harvey Illinois. Sterling built truck their Model C truck from 1909 to 1910. It has a water cooled 2 cylinder engine, 3 speed transmission, and shaft drive. This Sterling is not related to the company that built the classic Sterling Motor Trucks in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. These trucks were known as Sternberg from 1907 to 1916.

The 3rd image below is the one Dan mentions in his last post. This is my take on it. This is obviously the same truck as the one in the Sterling ad. I think the name of the dealer who ran the ad was Woodill Auto Company. He was a dealer for Oakland automobiles. Oakland never built trucks. He was also selling Sterling delivery trucks, but perhaps the Sterling name was new, or not well known. So he only adverstised the fact that he had new delivery trucks for sale, but not what kind they were. Perhaps he thought of Sterling as an "off-brand", sort of 2nd class. Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it, for now. Thanks to Don Mackenzie, Brian Kelly, and Dan Souday for the photos.





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Saturday, November 13, 2010 3:15 PM by Jeff Lakaszcyck
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found mention of the Sternberg truck brand later changing its name to Sterling due to anti-German sentiment in WW1..

So maybe its actually a Sternberg ? Also dates slightly different for truck manufacturing:  1908-1915

From Standard Catalog of Light Duty Trucks

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Mike, it is not a Sternberg, or even related to it. Sterling Vehicle Company trucks were built in Harvey Illinois 1909-1910. Sternberg/Sterling Motor Trucks were built in Milwaukee 1907-1953.

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