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Seller: tom*peirce*collectibles (4,473) 100%, Location: Tavares, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163479535268 This photo is an excellent high quality 8” x 10” black & white glossy new photo reproduction of an early 1920s MODEL ‘AC’ MACK Pulling an Arched-Gooseneck Lowbed Trailer Loaded with an ERIE ‘TYPE B’ Steam Shovel, all 3 units owned by J. & M. DOYLE, General Contractors, Erie, PA. ”SAMPLE” will not appear on your photo, it is only on the scanned image. DESCRIPTION: A Chain-Drive Hard-Rubber-Tired ‘AC’ MACK dump truck is pulling a Hard-Rubber-Tired arched-gooseneck lowbed full-trailer with an ERIE Steam Shovel loaded sideways on the trailer, with shovel bucket resting on a pile of dirt in the dump truck. While not an expert on ERIE Shovels, I believe this to be an ERIE ‘Type B” Steam Shovel, wooden cab with boiler stack removed for transport, with operator standing at the controls, as another worker (perhaps the fireman) sits atop the wooden cab to help with low hanging obstacles during transportation. The arched-gooseneck on the lowbed trailer looks very similar to the popular ROGERS lowboys made in nearby Albion, PA. Fastened by rivets, the axle with solid rubber tires under the gooseneck facilitated towing. The AC has gas headlights and side cowl-mounted Adlake lanterns, an open “C Cab”, and a pressurized tank on the rear of the front fender to supply fuel to the headlights and lights on the cowl. ERIE TYPE B STEAM SHOVEL: Was rated at 3/4-CY for normal digging. The shovel house was made entirely of wood with a corrugated metal roof. The Type B was introduced in 1915, with 3,130 units produced into 1925, when it was replaced with the larger Type B-2. Under ideal conditions, an ERIE could load 2 to 3 3/4-yard dippers per minute. 1923 was claimed to be ‘the big construction boom year’ with 498 Type B produced. More than 4,150 Eries were in service by the end of 1926, far more revolving shovels and cranes than any other manufacturer had produced they claimed. Year after year, Erie was said to make many improvements in their steam Eries, including more power, larger hoisting engines and larger boiler, stronger boom, and heavier/stronger trucks and turntable. But by 1926 steam was on its way out, being replaced by gasoline powered shovel, and the diesel in the 1930s. J&M DOYLE CO., ERIE, PA: This road building contractor was founded by John Doyle, Sr. in the early 1900s. J&M Doyle Co. had one of the first concrete plants on Erie’s Bayfront, and an asphalt plant at the city team tracks. They built many of the areas early concrete and asphalt roads., operating a fleet of Mack AC dump trucks. Court records show that in 1939, J&M Doyle Co. entered into 4 highway paving contracts with the Department of Highways of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. One of the contracts was completed, two were incomplete, and work had not begun on the remaining contract, when The Aetna Casualty Insurance Co. forced the contractor into Chapter X Bankruptcy. Apparently the company recovered, eventually becoming the Hardner-Doyle Company by the 1960s, building many of the Erie areas churches, hospitals, schools, and offices - a partnership that endured successfully for nearly 30 years. In 1990 several of the Doyle family members formed and incorporated the Perry Construction Group, Inc. performing commercial, industrial, institutional, and Office projects. As of 2016 they are now located on West 21st Street in Erie, PA. MACK “AC”: The famous Mack Model “AC” was the truck that made Mack famous around the world, and was known as the “Bulldog” Mack for its rugged dependability in WWI Europe ... a nickname that stuck and gave rise to the phrase “Tough as a Mack truck”. Some 40,200 “AC” Macks were produced from 1916 to 1938, one of the longest production runs of any model truck. Built with a 4-cylinder gas engine and a 4-speed transmission with chain-drive, the “AC” was well suited for tough construction work. The split side-radiator behind the engine, allowed for a sloping hood design and better driver visibility. A ‘motometer’ usually sat atop the center of the rear mounted radiator, for the driver to monitor engine temperature, manually opening and closing the side radiator louvers to cool or warm the engine. Some of these rugged chain drive AC Macks were used up into the early 1950s ... hard to believe! CONDITION: This outstanding black & white glossy photo is a newly reproduced photo from a vintage photo in my personal lifetime collection. This photo has been printed on excellent quality HP PREMIUM PLUS GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER using HP 02 Vivera Inks, producing a professional quality photo that resists fading over 100 years ... the best money can buy. This 8x10 photo has a white border around the photo. For your information, the description and documentation of this photo will be loosely taped to the back side of this photo. I try to ad some “added value” to my photos by researching each one, adding some history and information that you may not know. If I get something incorrect, please let me know … thanks! SHIPPING & HANDLING: This item will be shipped via USPS FIRST CLASS MAIL - PACKAGE RATE (non-machinable) within the USA, including FREE USPS Tracking from USPS from my door to your mailbox. Your item will be mailed FLAT, carefully packed in a large 9x12 double envelope with a cardboard stiffener in the inner envelope ... the cardboard stiffener assures you it will arrive in excellent condition. I can usually mail your photo within 24 hours of your payment thru PayPal, and sometimes on the same day. You will get an email confirmation from PayPal that postage has been purchased, with a tracking number from USPS to track your photo from my post office right to your mailbox. PURCHASE 2 OR MORE ITEMS FROM MY SITE, AND SHIPPING WILL BE FREE. I believe you must put your multiple items into your SHOPPING CART to receive my FREE SHIPPING and pay with a single payment. If it does not work for you, please contact me and I can manually issue you an eBAY INVOICE with the FREE Shipping. I will be adding a number of vintage truck and construction equipment photos/ads, listing an additional item or two almost daily. I still have several file boxes and shelves full of items to sell. Please check my auctions and store frequently to see what new items I have added. Please check the comments in my “Feedbacks” to verify that I pack very well, ship promptly, describe my items fairly, and that my customers like the quality of my items. Rest assured, you get what is represented. It may be ‘old school’, but I treat my customers like I would like to be treated myself. Trucking and construction have been my life, and now in retirement I do this with a labor of love and enjoyment. .... any questions at all, please feel free to contact me. I try to be prompt with my email responses. Thank you for your interest in this item! Condition: New, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Country of Manufacture: United States

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