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Title White Steam Wagon Company vehicle, Indianapolis, Indiana, ca. 1901
Description One of four mounted photographs of vehicles manufactured by White Steam Wagon Company in Indianapolis, ca. 1901-1905.

Painted on one truck is "Paul H. White Engineering Company, Indianapolis" and the plaques read "White Steam Wagon Co." Research reveals that Paul Helb White (1871-1946, and son-in-law of prominent banker Volney T. Malott) built his factory at 365 W. 15th Street in 1901 to manufacture heavy steam trucks, drays, and omnibuses. The trucks were coke fueled and went 5 miles per hour. Houses are seen in the background of this unknown location.

Written on the back of this advertising image is: "Platform 19 ft long 8 ft wide / Load 10000 pounds / Speed 5 miles per hour / Wheels 40" diameter steel / Tires 12" wide / Fuel Coke."
Place Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Date 1901, ca.
Year Range Begin 1901
Year Range End 1905
Subjects Trucks
Automobile industry--Indiana--Indianapolis
White Steam Wagon Company
Process Photographic prints
Collection Name Gerald Drew Collection
Object ID ia-0036-0003
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