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Model Steam Laundry Company Truck

Model Steam Laundry Company Truck | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
An International Model D-2 truck owned by Model Laundry Company parked outside the business' storefront. The truck is painted in a checkerboard pattern and the text on its side reads, "Model - Tone Cleaning. State License 27. Model Laundry Co."
Image ID:89170
Creation Date:1938-09-20  
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
State:North Carolina
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester)
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:MCC MSS 7Z, Album 433, Pg.161
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 7.5 inches
The original typewritten caption reads, "The Model Steam Laundry Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, is now operating a fleet of twelve International motor trucks. The checkerboard finish is especially effective as an attention getter on ten recently purchased streamlined Model D-2 1/2-ton panel trucks. One of these is shown in front of the Model Steam Laundry. The checkerboard squares are 6 inches square. The lettering is in gold with blue shading. (More in mimeographed article 'Painted Like a Checkerboard.')."
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