Diamond T 981

History The name of the company was created when the father of Charles Arthur Tilt, shoe manufacturer, chose a diamond as the emblem of the quality of its production. The “T” for Tilt was thus set in a diamond that was originally painted in gold.  His son growing up in a workshop and machinery environment…

International M425 H542-9

History The International Harvester Company, IHC, often simply referred to as “International”, originates from the merger in 1902 of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company with 3 other small companies specializing in agricultural mechanical equipment. During World War II, IHC has attained the rank of 33rd supplier for the US military. Our…

Ward LaFrance M1A1

History Ward LaFrance was originally an American manufacturer of fire trucks and equipment founded by Addison Ward LaFrance in 1916 in Elmira Heights, New York. Despite its name, Addison Ward LaFrance was American. Like most “LaFrance”, a fairly common name in the United States, Addison Ward LaFrance was probably of French origin but with a…

Pacific M26

History The US getting prepared for their entry into the war against the Germans, American observers highlighted the need to develop a recovery tractor to clear the tanks and other heavy vehicles immobilized on the battlefield. After many trials, it was decided to design a prototype truck from a 6×6 of the mining firm Knuckey…

Scammell Pioneer SV2S

History This English manufacturer was set up by George Scammell at the turn of the twentieth century. The company has always been innovative and mostly centered on special vehicles. Thus in 1926 Scammell filed a patent for the first self-supporting tanker trailer without any chassis. In 1927 Scammell produced the prototype Pioneer, a 6×4 tractor…