In 1927, Chevrolet, Ford and Dodge were already making trucks.
Another American company, Indiana Truck Corporation, also made 16 trucks.
One of these was the Model 115A Roadbuilder with a built in dumping body, last week's Guess the Vehicle.
No one correctly guessed this truck. Only two readers attempted. Their guesses were a 1937 Diamond T and 1928 International truck.
Indiana, which made its first truck in 1910, was bought by Brockway trucks in 1927, then purchased by White Motors in 1932. White ceased production of Indianas in 1939.
This photograph was taken at Woody's Auto Repair in Merrifield. Can you guess the year, make and model as well as any other information about this vehicle? You can respond by e-mailing Clint at email@example.com or by calling 855-5888 and leaving a message.
The Indiana truck also was one of the first trucks to have a diesel engine.
This truck is powered by a Model OX 251 cubic inch Hercules four cylinder engine that is rated for a top speed of 25 mph. The truck also has a four-speed transmission and no starter and no lights. It has to be hand cranked to start it up.
A Web site said that a booklet published by the company listed the dangers, obvious to us today, of speeding in a motor vehicle: "On an even stretch of pavement the temptation is strong to 'get there.' time is a less important factor than safety, to yourself, pedestrians, and the truck".
The dump bed is built by Garwood and is hydraulic -- powered by a power take off on the transmission.
The truck with a 60 cubic foot body weights 7,000 pounds.
What show inspired
This 1927 Indiana Model No. 115A Roadbuilder was last week's Guess the Vehicle.
This week's trivia question is "What television show inspired the naming of the 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge?"
The answer to last week's trivia question, "When was the first Cadillac with tailfins produced?" was Feb. 3, 1948.
Correct guessers were Larry Olson, Tom Erickson, Mark Kargel, Ted Toensing, Harry Austin, Kenneth Ness and Rosemary Petrich.
Erickson, Kargel, and Petrich wrote that these fins were inspired by the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, a World War II twin-fuselage fighter plane.
Austin and Petrich wrote that this Cadillac was introduced in Oct. 1947.
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