1918 Sterling 3 1/2 Ton truck; Sterling Motor Company; 1918; 2015.254


1918 Sterling 3 1/2 Ton truck

About this object

Year: 1918
Make: Sterling
Model: 3 1/2 Ton
Serial No: 3806
Engine Make: Waukesha
Engine Type: 4 Cylinder
In3: 383
GVWlbs: 17000
This truck was bought new from Cossens & Black Ltd of Dunedin to Williams Bros carriers of Middlemarch. The truck was used for general cartage, until 1932 when it was pulled apart and the front half was used as a trailer. It was given to Mr Keast of Tapanui (a relation of the Williams family). Bill Richardson bought it from them in approximately 1994 and it was restored in 2000.


Sterling Motor Company

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Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, truck

Named Collection

Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Transport, motor vehicle, truck

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