Friday, May 15, 2009

Ruggles Motor Truck of Saginaw also in London

In the Vernon City Directory for London, 1922, this elegant building on Dundas Street was listed as the home of the Ruggles Motor Truck. This was a Saginaw, Michigan, company that built trucks from 1921-1928 and which also operated a plant in London until 1926. Today Ruggles are exceedingly rare as few Ruggles survived the Great Depression. I understand there's a truck in a San Diego museum and a bus in Australia. When a rare Ruggles appears at an historic vehicle auction, it's news.


Anonymous said...
check for 1927 “Ruggles” truck

Rockinon said...

Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

there is another Ruggles fire truck in a museum in Haileybury, Ontario