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Old Photos of Plates in Use

Plates that are considered YOM (year of manufacture) and staged shots are not eligible.

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PASSENGER  
1915
This photo was taken in Harlansburg, PA in 1915. Rich Gullo's wife found the photo in a family album. If you enlarge the photo, to the right of the girl you will see license plate #6330. Or is there another digit or something else behind the girl's left arm?  From my research this appears to be a 1915 porcelain plate.

 

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from Rich Gullo

 

 

TRACTOR  

1914?

E2##

Groton Tractor

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Image out of Spalding & Rhodes Steam Tractor Encyclopedia.

Image sent by Jason Cook.

 

1917

E952 on Case Tractor

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from Jason Cook

 

1918

E2978

on a Hollis Tractor Company, out of Pittsburgh, PA. 

Jason Cook stumbled on this plate photo in C.H. Wendels’ book:  ‘Unusual Vintage Tractors’. It looks like a 1918 plate. The photos are ‘news paper’ dot quality.

 

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from Jason Cook

 

1917 E1220 on steam tractor in Germania, PA

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Note use of 2 different #2 serial dies

from Jason Cook

 

Possibly a 1937 Tractor plate #2827 on a Cumru Township, Berks County, Road Grader

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from Jason Cook


Known 1937 for comparison

from Tim Gierschick

 

Tractor plate year unknown but likely late 1940s through 1954

Farmall H Tractor with plate J769

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from Jason Cook


Farmall M Tractor with plate S958

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from Jason Cook

 

 

TRACTOR DEALER

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1924(?) TX22 Photo shows a Rumley Oil Pull Tractor in strong man competition.  Sign to rear of tractor reads Harrisburg and Dauphin County Fair, East Harrisburg, September 17, 18

Note license plate is Tractor Dealer TX22, the year can't be read but the plate appears very similar to the 1924 Tractor Dealer TX24, shown for comparison.


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from Jason Cook


Known 1924 for comparison

from Jeff Lesher

 

 

TRUCK

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1928 or 1932 (?)

T Weight Class

 

This T Weight Class truck appears to be a 1928 or a 1932.  Plate reads T11-660.

from Rob Baran


Known 1928 and 1932 for comparison

from Worthpoint            from Peter Cohen

 

1928

Z Weight Class

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from Mike Alfonse

 

1929

U Weight Class

 

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unknown source

 

1931

U Weight Class

 

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U2J97 lower left above

from Rob Baran

 

1935

Z Weight Class

 

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from Phila Free Library collection

 

1937 V

Weight Class Truck

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from Steve Briand & Richard Krause

 

1954 Z

Weight Class Truck

 

Z940G

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from Rob Baran


Known 1954 Z-class for comparison

from John Willard

 

Believed to be a

1956 ZZ Weight Class Truck

 

Originally listed as a '54 plate, however, the wide borders and the alignment of the 5 in the date with the first Z suggest that is a '56, 6" by 12" plate.

ZZ0L5

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Dewey Fire Co., Hellertown


Known 1956 ZZ-class for comparison

 

 

   
     

 

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