CANDY TRUCK IS BUNGALOW ON WHEELS (Jan, 1929)

CANDY TRUCK IS BUNGALOW ON WHEELS

A PERFECT reproduction of a bungalow, complete with porch, window boxes, tile roof and gables, has been mounted on a truck body by a Chicago candy manufacturer to serve the double purpose of delivery and advertising. Both truck and bungalow are finished in white enamel with the tiles of the roof in red, presenting a striking appearance as the novel machine drives through the city streets. The bungalow windows are fitted with glass and they open and close precisely as they do in a real house. Green potted plants on either end of the running boards lend an added touch of color to the bungalow truck.

5 comments
  1. KD5ZS says: January 13, 20103:32 pm

    The exact opposite to an airstream travel trailer!

    Perhaps Winnebago could build it.

  2. Richard says: January 13, 20104:20 pm

    The sign over the hood says “Mrs Stover’s Bungalow Cookies”. That sounded somewhat familiar, and a bit of web searching confirmed that the company became known as “Russell Stover”. I even found a picture of that truck on their website.

    http://www.russellstove…

    Click on photo number 11 on their history photo album for a view of the truck. Photo 6 shows the “bungalow cookies” signage prominently displayed on a store.

  3. Richard says: January 13, 20104:22 pm

    That company later became known as Russell Stover. I found a photo of the truck on their website

    http://www.russellstove…

    Photo number 11 from their album has the truck. Photo 6 shows the “bungalow cookies” moniker displayed on a storefront.

  4. Firebrand38 says: January 13, 20105:05 pm

    Richard: If your post doesn’t show up immediately allow a decent interval for Charlie and his Minions to “de-spam” it before posting it again.

  5. Bayard says: April 8, 201012:36 pm

    The sign on the hood actually reads “Mrs Stover’s Bungalow Candies”

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