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Well i picked up an interesting picture off E-bay this week. The picture is of an early Tucker on Echo Lake in Franconia Notch in New Hampshire.The picture is an associated press photo that was published in the Boston Herald newspaper Jan.10 1952.I used a jewelers loup and under the address "sno-cat corp. of N.H. there is the word Plymouth with the number 6.This would be the 6th machine sold by this company.The caption is on the back of the photo. Don



great period photo and thank you for sharing, fyi, the style of the nose on this tucker was used from 1948 to 1953, it is not the 6 th machine built, there was 1 built in 1944 and 4 in 1945 and the 6 th one was built in 1946 and it was a 424 with a all steel body, not sure what the number 6 refers to. more info and i may be able to help solve the mystery. again thanks for sharing such a great early tucker photo, tuckerville
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oh, if you are referring to sno cats of N H selling it 6th snow cat, they had already sold far more than that by the time this machine was built, tuckerville
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I was referring to it being the 6th machine sold by the N.H. dealer,mostly because i was told they numbered the machines as they sold them,and this photo has a number 6 under the address.I know when the photo was taken ,but i dont know when the sno-cat was actually made.How can you tell when it was built? any identifying style changes. The machine i own had a number 3 on it and i was pretty sure it was the 3rd one sold by the N.H. dealer. Don
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okay, after going though my tucker files, I find the following, your tucker 149059, was the 9 th tucker that David A Gregg/Sno-Cat corporation of NH bought, next, Gregg/Sno-cat corp of NH, bought a total of 4 torpedos, all were 1949's and i believe the one in your photo is 149058, because, it was sold to the tram company, also, by this time, there had been 5 trailers purchased also, hope that is of some help. fun figuring out history and the story it tells. tuckerville

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Thanks ,Thats great info!!!!!looks like Gregg was busy selling at that time !! I found out about a Tucker Torpedo and Trailer thats about 5 miles from me. The machine is not for sale ,but maybe the guy that owns it will let me check out the S/N!! I also heard that Greggs demo tucker might still be around tarped over in storage.
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you are most welcome, sure would like to learn more about the torpedo w/trailer good luck in talking with the owner, and a demo, that is exciting to hear about that one. anytime tuckerville can help, just ask, thanks and tucker forward
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My guess is the Cannon Torpedo is the 6th unit sold by the Plymouth division and Nashua did the same on their units as evidenced on the first page.
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My guess is the Cannon Torpedo is the 6th unit sold by the Plymouth division and Nashua did the same on their units as evidenced on the first page.
according to my tucker files, the cannon torpedo, was the 8 th machine bought by gregg
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okay, after going though my tucker files, I find the following, your tucker 149059, was the 9 th tucker that David A Gregg/Sno-Cat corporation of NH bought, next, Gregg/Sno-cat corp of NH, bought a total of 4 torpedos, all were 1949's and i believe the one in your photo is 149058, because, it was sold to the tram company, also, by this time, there had been 5 trailers purchased also, hope that is of some help. fun figuring out history and the story it tells. tuckerville
Maybe he had demo units that were still owned by SCCofNH and the 49 Torpedo to Cannon was the 6th one actually sold to a customer?? But that's still a lot of inventory to have on hand so early in the company's history (since they had bought 13 and this Torpedo must have been pre-sold / custom built since the factory paperwork shows Cannon as the end user). But, if you are going to run with the big dogs, er, cats . . .
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From what i have been finding on the internet and pictures here and there ,it seems the low number machines said Plymouth on them and later ones said Nashua. I wonder if Deming got bought out. I got new tires and rims and put them on the front axle today,i had to torch the old bearings off . One thing done !!!!! now i got to get to work on my steering. Anyone know what the correct steering cable diameter is? my broken cables were two different sizes!!! Thanks. Don

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I helped created a monster! that Lombard cab isn't ever going to get done!
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From what i have been finding on the internet and pictures here and there ,it seems the low number machines said Plymouth on them and later ones said Nashua. I wonder if Deming got bought out. I got new tires and rims and put them on the front axle today,i had to torch the old bearings off . One thing done !!!!! now i got to get to work on my steering. Anyone know what the correct steering cable diameter is? my broken cables were two different sizes!!! Thanks. Don
i can give a sample cable to scott and have him send it out to you, fyi, i have the sister machine to yours, last '48 built and yours is the first 422 '49 built only 3 serial numbers apart and were in the shop and built at the same time. some tucker karma.
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Steve,The Lombard cab is all done,just not going to put it on this winter. You been crusing the streets of Anchorage in your snow trac?? Jinn, Thats pretty neat that these machines are still around and only 3 numbers apart. I was just curious if the cables were 1/4" or 5/16" in diameter. I figure i will go with the largest diameter that will fit in the pulleys. I'm going to wish my machine was a 423 model be a lot easier for a 6'4" 285 lb. guy to work on with that extra door !!!!!. Don
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Very cool - I bet 'ol Fritzie was quite the character!
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Here's I pic I saw today up in the miester hut top of cranmore.

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Not Tucker but still cool skimobile lift in back
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