Acme Laundry Truck | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Acme Laundry Truck

Acme Laundry Truck | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
The driver of an International truck owned by Acme Laundry and Cleaners stands in the street near the driver's side door holding packages. The truck is parked in front of the company building. The original caption reads (in part): "One of two International LM-120 trucks with all-steel Metro bodies, recently purchased by the Acme Laundry Company of El Paso, Texas, is shown in front of the firm's attractive building at 905 East Missouri Street. The company has a fleet of 22 trucks, 17 of which are Internationals. It operates 17 laundry routes and 5 towel routes in El Paso and suburbs within a radius of 30 miles. Each truck averages 100 stops a day and travels an average of 35 miles. All trucks are finished in orange and two tones of blue . . . The 9-1/2 foot body also provides convenient arrangement of laundry bundles both in the payload compartment and on the engine cover for fast, efficient delivery and pick-up. The Acme Laundry Company was founded in 1909. B.G. Williams is president; R.L. Davis, Sr., vice president and manager; Jack Inman, Jr., secretary and sales manager; and P.P. Cruey, fleet supervisor."
DESCRIPTION
The driver of an International truck owned by Acme Laundry and Cleaners stands in the street near the driver's side door holding packages. The truck is parked in front of the company building. The original caption reads (in part): "One of two International LM-120 trucks with all-steel Metro bodies, recently purchased by the Acme Laundry Company of El Paso, Texas, is shown in front of the firm's attractive building at 905 East Missouri Street. The company has a fleet of 22 trucks, 17 of which are Internationals. It operates 17 laundry routes and 5 towel routes in El Paso and suburbs within a radius of 30 miles. Each truck averages 100 stops a day and travels an average of 35 miles. All trucks are finished in orange and two tones of blue . . . The 9-1/2 foot body also provides convenient arrangement of laundry bundles both in the payload compartment and on the engine cover for fast, efficient delivery and pick-up. The Acme Laundry Company was founded in 1909. B.G. Williams is president; R.L. Davis, Sr., vice president and manager; Jack Inman, Jr., secretary and sales manager; and P.P. Cruey, fleet supervisor."
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:65906
Creation Date: 1950
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:El Paso
County:
State:Texas
Collection Name:International Harvester Company : Photo albums, circa 1899-1965
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album ?, Box 323, Pg. 118
Original Dimensions:9.5 x 7.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Commercial buildings
Hats
Work clothes
Cities and towns
Men
Outdoor photography
Cleaning
Delivery of goods
Signs and signboards
Trucks
Blue collar workers

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