I have a thing for 1930s trucks, as many of them looked so stylish, more like cars with huge oversize tires. This Diamond T, which I peg as a 1935, is a fine example of that. A vee’d chrome bumper, bullet headlights, fog lights, and graceful fenders. A far cry from the brutish if more practical approach taken to big truck is ensuing decades.
According to my sources, this truck would have had either a Waukesha or Hercules engine, both big gasoline sixes.
This truck has just a little bit of a Marmon Sixteen vibe to me – a car that was more stark/industrial than most others at the time. This truck adds the modern skirted front fenders, and I agree – it is a masculine beauty.
Did somebody say fog lights and turn signals? »perk«
Classic! The log trailer might explain the fog lights. Off roading with 6 volt head lights would have been better with them.
I was wondering what the truck/trailer was used for. I’m not sure that it was used for logging. A. Stanley Mundy was a Northern New Jersey construction company that (I think) did a lot of water and sewer projects. So, maybe that trailer was used for hauling pipes instead of logs?
I guess you are correct. I see dozens of log trucks daily so that was my first thought.
I see the firm did all kinds of big jobs installing cast-iron piping for municipal water systems (sometimes replacing wooden conduit!) on the east coast, including this down in Washington, 1940:
Ha! I think we both made a similar comment about A. Stanley Mundy at the same time.
The company is still in business in Woodbridge, NJ. As someone who has spent a lot of time driving in and thru NJ, I remember seeing Mundy and Co. construction equipment along the roadways during big construction projects. A quick check appears to show Stanley passed away in 1991.
Beautiful Truck. I drove a ’46 509 Diamond T flatbed which I still have. Rough riding and tough but the vantage while driving sure felt good. The interior of the cab is perfectly dimensioned and the dash with those crank out windshields can’t be beat.
Diamond T out of Chicago was always one of the better looking trucks. Frequently seen with wide whitewalls even. Personally I think International was tapping into some of that mojo, but based on the number (or lack of) I have seen on the road, not many think much of the effort.
It’s supposed to be inspired by old Internationals.
The thing is, other than the hood it’s very similar to plasticky International fleet trucks like the ProStar, but significantly more expensive. The owner drivers and small operators prepared to spend on vanity trucks don’t often look past Kenworth and Peterbilt.
I can only imagine the jokes told while handling Jack’s Cookies.
Oh dear. Doesn’t work scaled down, either.
I am still amazed that made it off the drawing board.
Plenty of cabover versions on the road here locally assembled by Intertruck.
Wow what a sweetie .
An old mate of mine in Oregon found and rescued an old oil truck similar to this .
As mentioned, the styles of the 1930’s and 1940’s will never bee seen again nor matched .
Lamps, mirror, wipers….
Check, check, check
I didn’t know this marque existed until I saw one with my own eyes at a car show near Calgary, AB. This is a 1949.
Nice looking truck huge front tyres obviously pre low profile radials were being fitted to trucks but I like it
Precursor to the rat rod look. I love it.