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Below is a sampling of the many trucks on display in our Trucking Hall of Fame® Exhibit Hall. Check out our app for more information, photos, and an audio recording for each truck.  Click here to download.

1919 Walker LA-10

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3.5 HP Electric Motor

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Truck Information:
The Chicago-based Walter Electric Truck Company produced battery-powered commercial vehicles from 1907 through 1942. Its customers included big names like Marshall Field’s, Harrods, and Edison Electric. It was, at one time, the largest producer of electric trucks in the world. Despite these claims to fame, you’ve probably never heard of Walker. Only a small handful of the company’s vehicles survive to the present, and each survivor is a different model. This truck is a model LA-10 and is the only surviving full-electric Walker with a standing driver configuration. This configuration was popular in the early to mid 20th century for small neighborhood delivery vehicles. It was thought that the additional time it took a driver to stand up and sit down would slow down door-to-door deliveries. Electric trucks like this one were particularly suited for standing drivers because they did not have a clutch or transmission to engage. This truck is on temporary loan from Jay Crist and joins the two other Walker trucks in our collection, a 1911 Bowman Dairy truck and a 1918 Edison Electric truck. Top Speed: 12 MPH

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