January 17, 2023
WARSAW, N.Y. — If you’re of a certain age, odds are these trucks were seen regularly in your neighborhood while you were growing up. This particular 1962 Divco was spotted at this summer’s Wyoming Valley Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet in the village. In this case, the truck has been around longer than the village ice cream shop advertised on its livery, and hopefully they’ll both continue on for many years. In a 1956 dairy trade magazine (a majority of Divco trucks were used to deliver milk door-to-door), the Detroit truck builder boasted that “Over 80% of all Divcos built since 1927 are still in use!” The truck’s basic design was patented in 1938, and was in production from 1941-66. Below is a war-time ad from 1944 as seen in “Divco – A History of the Truck and Company.”
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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