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1947 Diamond T 201S
Donated by Allen Vandekerkhove Victoria BC
Diamond T produced trucks from 1905 to 1966, and originally cars from 1905 to 1911. In 1958 Daimond T was bought by White Trucks. in 1967 Diamond T was merged with REO to become the Diamond REO diviaion of White Trucks.
Diamond Reo was bought by a private investor in 1971. In 1974, Diamond Reodespite it's long reputation, was forced into bankruptcy due to competition and declining sales.
The Diamond T 201S was a light pickup truck produced at a time when Diamond T joined International, Mack and other "Big truck" manufacturers entering the light truck market. Production began in 1938 of this 1 ton model and continued until 1949. Production during it's model run was 7,000 trucks.
Engine: Hercules QXLD3 236 cu. in. L head 6 cyl. gasoline95HP 3200 rpm
Transmission: Warner T9 4 speed with reverse manual transmission
Frame: X design with I beam front and 13 leaf springs rear.
Brakes Lockheed hydraulic drum.
Weight: 2750 lbs. GVWR 8,000 lbs.
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