3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey - c. 1917


3 1/2 ton Kelly-Springfield Truck Hauling a Steam Donkey

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While steam donkeys for logging were equipped with skids to allow them to be moved about in the woods, sometimes it was necessary to move them longer distances to new camps. This 1917 photograph shows one solution.

The 3 1/2 ton truck was outfitted with an extended carriage to support the ample length and weight of the steam donkey assembly (a note on the original photo states the weight was about 15 tons). Detail view one gives us a good view of the driver's compartment, while detail view 2 shows some of the mechanism for the steam donkey.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA1184
Photographer Unknown
Location Washington State
Subject Cars and Trucks, Logging
Decade 1910s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Larger Print
Size of Original 6.4 x 9.4 inches
Photographer's Number Number 646 C