Mack Model AB Fire Truck Equipped with Chain Drive, "Jackson Hose Co. No. 3 N.F.D," 1911-1916

Summary

Founded in Brooklyn, New York, in 1900, Mack Brothers Company relocated to Allentown, Pennsylvania, five years later. In 1922, the company renamed itself Mack Trucks and chose a bulldog as its mascot. According to lore, British soldiers admiringly called tough Mack trucks "bulldogs" during World War I. The bulldog was a beloved symbol of Great Britain.

Founded in Brooklyn, New York, in 1900, Mack Brothers Company relocated to Allentown, Pennsylvania, five years later. In 1922, the company renamed itself Mack Trucks and chose a bulldog as its mascot. According to lore, British soldiers admiringly called tough Mack trucks "bulldogs" during World War I. The bulldog was a beloved symbol of Great Britain.

Artifact

Photographic print

Date Made

1911-1916

Subject Date

1911-1916

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

90.1.1747.P.K.1576

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Henry Austin Clark, Jr.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.063 in

Width: 10 in

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