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Haven't seen another Moreland with vertical grille bars like the one on the left. The other 3 are Federals.

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Moreland became the Federal distributor for parts of the Southwest in 1935.




Federal cab.

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Acme Wagon. The name is on the frame rail.


Gramm. It says Kleiber & Co on the crossmember. Kleiber was a Gramm dealer before they built trucks.




Gotfredsons at the Los Angeles City Hall construction site in 1926.


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Certainly an interesting style to the truck in the last picture.

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Betts-Curtis Long Beach California

John Betts was the money man and Henry Curtis was the idea man. Curtis started filing patents with Betts as assignee in 1924. The patents are here.

This truck has CJB on the emblem, presumably for Curtis John Betts, and a 1925 California license plate.


This one has CJB on the hubcaps, the same acorn nuts on the rad and they had a patent on that arm that runs from the shackle to the coil spring. This could be the bus in the article below.




Bottom left, announcing the 1929 incorporation of Betts-Curtis Co.


This is a bigger picture than the one used in a past WAI. Betts on the left and Curtis in the middle. They hauled cotton from Bakersfield to Terminal Island. The same truck is in the 1929 ad below. The 3rd picture is cropped from the background of a bigger picture and shows the same style truck with a box on the back.






Top right, announcing the 1931 reorganization of the company as Curtis Mfg. The president WB Hambly was the former vice-president and general manager of Sterling Truck Co of California. Betts and Curtis were vice-presidents of this company.


Top left and bottom center, announcing the 1933 Curtis-Bill. Curtis patented design and Louis Bill formerly of Fageol.



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All trucks have short cabins, and this one looks elongated. Or does it look that way to me?
http://forums.justoldtrucks.com/uploads/images/082a7327-184f-49df-ac3d-38ff.jpg

I thought it was one of the first Canadian trucks Leyland with a sleeper cab. Luckily I was wrong. The first Canadian truck Leyland with a sleeper cab can probably be considered this one. Unfortunately the picture is of poor quality.


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That's a great picture John. Looks like a water well drill on the deck.
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One of the truck is in the livery of G.W. Thomas of San Francisco.
Their former headquarters building survived until a few months ago when it burned to the ground.

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MacDonald. This picture is always dated in the '50s but that's a 1936 California license plate.





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