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In November of 1918, Paige launched a truck line that had been announced earlier in the spring of 1918. The company planned to market a complete line of trucks, ranging from 1-ton to 5-ton capacities.


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Paige logo.

A limited number of the new trucks were to be distributed initially. As war conditions made it possible, production was to be increased and other models were to be added. The company had been building Government trucks for more than a year, which had delayed its entry into the market with its own line.

The first model, the 2-ton for $2,950, was powered by a four-cylinder Continental engine, having a bore and stroke of 4-1/8 by 5-1/4 inches, which developed 27 horsepower SAE. It was not fitted with a starting and lighting system. Other features included:
- Stromberg carburetor with gravity fuel feed
- Bosch ignition
- Pierce governor
- Selective sliding gear and multiple dry-disk clutch
- Total gear reduction in low: 34 to 1; in high: 8-1/2 to 1
- Cooling by centrifugal pump and spiral, finned-tube radiator
- Pressed steel frame
- 150-inch wheelbase
- Solid tires: 36 by 4 in front and 36 by 7 in the rear
- Wooden wheels with square spokes
- 3-1/2 by 1/4 brake banding
- Timken worm-type rear axle with exceptionally sturdy, drop-forged radius rods
- Timken bearings in the front wheel, gearset and rear axle

(source: Bill Roberts)


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Paige 2-ton truck Chassis. Motor Age Magazine, November 7, 1918. (source: Bill Roberts)

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1918 Paige truck rear axle. Motor Age magazine, November 7, 1918. (source: Bill Roberts)

PAIGE ADS
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1921 Paige Truck ad in The Saturday Evening Post Magazine, July 9, 1921. (source: Bill Roberts)

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First Paige truck ad in The Saturday Evening Post, December 21, 1918. (source: Bill Roberts)

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History of Paige-Detroit   Enthusiast site.
 
 
COMMENTS

Email envoyé à Bill roberts !!!

brin1400 days ago

What a nice presentation of truck history. It is very informative and I really like the illustrations and all. Hope there is a museum dedicated solely for trucks.

mary1340 days ago

I think that this is a great way of looking back to the truck industry.

Jen1337 days ago

I agree with mary, this is great way of knowing the history of the truck industry.

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