It was once thought that if an infinite number of monkeys were given an infinite number of typewriters they would eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare. Thanks to the invention of Wikipedia, we now know that this is not the case.
The more you know, the more you know you don't know... until eventually you discover you know so little about what you'd like too know, that you know practically nothing at all
Yesterday I received an answer of Mr Dale R. Güth of the MACK Customer Center in Allentown, Philadelphia (US).
Post included 3 catalogues:MACK Trucking among the clouds 1916-1917 (58 Pages)MACK AC Trucks (53 Pages)(MACK AC 3 1/2, 5, 6 1/2 and 7 1/2 Tons (55 Pages)andSome chassis registers dated 1917
Catalogues includes construction plans of AC Trucks and Tractors (=the one used for the Submarine) and some nice photo's of different types (mostly civilian). Also detailled description of Engine and Chassis (opening of the doors, description of driver compartiment, ...)
As it is to big to scan and put it on on this site I propose that if someone is interested in some items, he send me a mail with the items he likes to have, I send them to his Email adress.
If other suggestions to put them visible (on this site) to all (I'm NOT a computer nerd), tell me.
"We're forgetting-machines. Men are things that think a little but chiefly forget. That's what we are." - Henri Barbusse, "Under Fire" (1916).
I know it's not about a wartime Mack, but I think you'll get very useful ideas out of this build... in carboard!
I'm still searching to, I think we shouldn't look to the troops at the front but more (far) behind the frontline and dated after 11 Nov 1918 (so after end of war).
There were at least two engineer (US) units active in France (10th and 20th Forestry Engineers) during WW1 (???) (See link below).
Do Americans maybe have for some reason, another date for the end of WW1 because most sites tell the vehicles were used during WW1 but Pics are from later date (1919, even later)
As I was reminded a while ago by James H, officially the war ended on the 28th june 1919 bettween Germany and the Allies, American units would presumably still have been on a war footing up untill that point, reading some the unit historys makes this a bit clearer...
Hi ! Found one pic... Traffic Jam in Argonne, 1918... The Mack seem to carry loads of wood planks... Chris.
Well done heres an enhanced image..
Correct, have watched the picture a few times but never pay attention to the details of the picture (Sign on the nose of the vehicle)
Got an answer from the Imperial War Museum: No information, but the links seem intresting for further search concerning WW1 and other history facts:
Imperial War MuseumCollections Enquiry Service
Response to your question with Question #: IWM154229
Our response is:I am sorry to say that a search of our collection of published items has failed to locate any references which would be of assistance to you. The only source of detailed information will, I believe, be the original War Office archive material held at The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. Although The National Archives offer a limited number of what they call 'paid searches' of specific areas of their collection, it is frequently still necessary to visit in person (having first arranged to have a reader's ticket issued) or else to employ a professional researcher to visit for you. Details of the latter, together with the current range of paid searches which The National Archives staff are prepared to undertake, may be obtained from the Reader Information Services Department at Kew. The address for The National Archives website is
All our publications, documents and sound files can be consulted in the IWM Research Room. It is open to the public by prior appointment from Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 5.00pm, and no readers tickets or other forms of identification are required.If you wish to visit the Research Room simply let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on (020) 7416-5342 when you have a particular date in mind, at least two working days in advance in the case of an email appointment, or one working day if the appointment is made by telephone.Till June 2011 our building will be undergoing extensive refurbishment intended to provide us with state-of-the-art storage and research facilities. Unfortunately this work means that large parts of the Library collection (sound archive and documents are not affected) will be unavailable during this period. Visitors with appointments will still be able to use our Reading Room, but should bear in mind that Yours sincerelyMariusz GasiorAccess Team Librarian
If you've not posted those images of Model T Fords on the site already, we'd love to see tham. . .
I'd like to inform you that I would be interested to receive the catalogues you got from Dale of the Mack Customer Center in Allentown.
Please tell me which would be the best way to get together.