Crombie & Company Truck | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Crombie & Company Truck

Crombie & Company Truck | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
An International L-180 truck owned by Crombie & Company fruit and vegetable dealers parked beside a warehouse in front of a door marked, "3." A woman is standing just inside the door. The original caption reads: "Crombie & Company, wholesale fruit and vegetable dealers of El Paso, Texas, recently purchased the L-180 International shown which brings the total of their fleet to 28 units, 25 of which are Internationals. The truck is shown beside its big El Paso warehouse, the water tower on top of the building being part of a cooling system to control temperatures in the warehouse. This refrigeration is sufficient to care for 45 carloads of produce.  The new L-180 shown has a wheelbase of 145 inches and is one of 14 tractor trucks operated by the concern. Deliveries are made within a radius of 300 miles as far north as Tecumcari and as far east as Midland. Fourteen long distance routes are maintained. The 22-foot Fruehauf trailer shown is of stainless steel with inside width 7-1/2 feet and height 6 feet 6 inches. The concern of Crombie & Company was formed in 1905. W.S. Crombie, Sr. is president, W.S. Crombie, Jr., vice president, and O.C. McConnell, secretary and truck supervisor."
DESCRIPTION
An International L-180 truck owned by Crombie & Company fruit and vegetable dealers parked beside a warehouse in front of a door marked, "3." A woman is standing just inside the door. The original caption reads: "Crombie & Company, wholesale fruit and vegetable dealers of El Paso, Texas, recently purchased the L-180 International shown which brings the total of their fleet to 28 units, 25 of which are Internationals. The truck is shown beside its big El Paso warehouse, the water tower on top of the building being part of a cooling system to control temperatures in the warehouse. This refrigeration is sufficient to care for 45 carloads of produce. The new L-180 shown has a wheelbase of 145 inches and is one of 14 tractor trucks operated by the concern. Deliveries are made within a radius of 300 miles as far north as Tecumcari and as far east as Midland. Fourteen long distance routes are maintained. The 22-foot Fruehauf trailer shown is of stainless steel with inside width 7-1/2 feet and height 6 feet 6 inches. The concern of Crombie & Company was formed in 1905. W.S. Crombie, Sr. is president, W.S. Crombie, Jr., vice president, and O.C. McConnell, secretary and truck supervisor."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:65891
Creation Date: 1950
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:El Paso
County:
State:Texas
Collection Name:Photo albums, circa 1899-1965
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album ?, Box 323, Pg.133
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Warehouses
Industrial buildings
Women
Delivery of goods
Signs and symbols
Trucks
Clothing and dress
Men
Outdoor photography
Fruit
Vegetables
Farm produce
Food industry and trade
Refrigeration and refrigerating machinery

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