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1931 Ford Model A Parcel Post Mail Truck:
In 1931, the Post Office Department acquired 1,000 Ford Model A mail trucks. The Metropolitan Body Corporation produced the body, constructed principally of oak. Ford Motor Company built the chassis. These trucks were used mostly for Parcel Post Service. Their cargo was packages too bulky or heavy for letter carriers' pouches. These packages were delivered separately from the rest of the mail, an extra expense of time and effort.
"The credit for the longevity of this vehicle goes to the drivers, and the US Post Office mechanics and maintenance garagemen of those times." -- Walter Kalavesky, Post Office Department mechanic.
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