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Fowler and Williams Trucking

Posted By oldspwr Tuesday, May 03, 2011 10:52 AM
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I remember the commercials. My Uncle is Tom Kern of Elmhurst. He worked there from age 16. His brother Paul worked there also from a young age. Paul became disabled from a blood clot on his brain. He passed away several years late due to the complication it caused. Uncle Tom is still alive and doing OK for a man in his late 80s. My parents lived in Kingston in 1972 during Agnes and lost there home. My Uncle Tom brought a F&W large straight truck down to help salvage as much as we could from the house. His Boss at F&W let him take the truck and gave him a day to help. My parents were very appreciative of for the help.
Uncle Tom was laid off when F&W closed the Scranton garage and went to work as the Head Mechanic for the PA. State Police Barracks in Wyoming, Pa. until his retirement. Kind of ironic as my Great Uncle Fritz was the Head Mechanic before Uncle Tom took the job. Uncle Fritz retired and Uncle Tom replaced him. They never knew each other until then, as Uncle Fritz was from my Dad's side of the family and Uncle Tom from my Mothers side of the family.
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Hi Earl...

Any chance you have pics of any of the Brockways? If so I would love to see them.

>Does anyone remember black and white Fowler and Williams' television commercials featuring the singing cartoon trucks "Fowler and Williams, the fastest trucking line"?

I was able to find a copy of that commercial from a friend of mine whose Dad also worked for F&W. I posted it here in YouTube...

https://youtu.be/3JoC5EXNsqc

>The picture posted on this forum showing a F&W and Palmer Transfer Brockways looks like it was taken in Palmer's garage in Daleville PA.

I'm not 100% sure, but I thought that picture was taken at the Brockway branch in Kingston, PA. It was at 135 S Wyoming Avenue, Pittston PA. The building still stands and it a Jack Williams Tire store now.

In regards to Palmer Transport, I have a number of pics of their trucks, mostly Brockways and a B Model. They stopped by the garage to visit one day.

Tom

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Great photo. I'm not familiar with the Kingston shop. Anyone know where in Kingston? (I thought I looked like Palmer's garage in Daleville).
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Error on my part, I meant to say F&W was near Glenn St and Albright (actually Mylert, a very short block in between the two).
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Fowler and Williams terminal in Scranton was close to Scranton Building Block and Scranton Lace (the clock tower appears in some pictures) on the corner of Genet and Albright Aves. My cousins, my brothers and I spent a lot of time in the neighborhood while my dad and my uncle were loading block. The family business was an all Brockway company. My uncle purchased one of the crème colored F&W Brocks for a back up. It was stored in our garage for years and never turned a wheel, but we played truck in it all the time. My siblings and I all learned to drive on 260s back in the day.

I remember when F&W built the transfer station in Stroudsburg. It was still there a few years ago. Neighbors of mine, the Kern brothers of Elmhurst, were mechanics for F&W and gave me their MOTOR manuals when they retired from Tose/Fowler; still have them.

Does anyone remember black and white Fowler and Williams' television commercials featuring the singing cartoon trucks "Fowler and Williams, the fastest trucking line"?

The picture posted on this forum showing a F&W and Palmer Transfer Brockways looks like it was taken in Palmer's garage in Daleville PA. The place was always immaculate as were the trucks. Palmer was a milk hauler and they used to "show" their fleet of Brockways. A Palmer family member still lives in the area and has a number of photos of the Palmer fleet.

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Found a few more pics...

After Tose purchased Fowler and Willaim's they renamed the company Tose Fowler. Here is a pic of a Tose Fowler R Model Mack that I found I FB...


This came across eBay a moth ago or so. This was the desk marker on Hilton 'Duke' Fowlers office. A fellow F&W friend of mine was able to buy it...


And this is a sign from one of their trailers that a friend of mine in a junkyard rescued.


If you have any other pics please share them!!!

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Still looking for more pics of Fowler and Williams... This was in the newspaper this past Sunday. There a 2 nice Brockways in the pic...



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Hi Mike...

Do you have any Fowler and Williams pics to share?

Tom

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Names bring back memories; Hilton was Duke. Bill Fowler was ahead of his time with using pink for sure.
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Remember that building and those trucks. My father worked there in Sales for years. My brothers and I worked there summers and when school was not in session; one summer working night shift in the Traffic Office.

Yellow to Pink was something else for sure; long before it's time and got everyone's attention.

Mike

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