Thursday, January 30, 2014

1926 Mack (Bulldog) Tank Truck

Here are some more images of Monogram's 1/24 scale 1926 Mack (Bulldog) Tank Truck
Perhaps the most well known name in the annals of trucking history is the Mack model AC - or "Bulldog", as it became known by the soldiers of World War 1. Production of the famous Bulldog, with its characteristic hood shape, was started in 1915 and continued through to 1935. It served proudly ans well in every conceivable function where a truck could be used. The term "Built like a Mack Truck" became a popular phrase to describe anything solid and dependable.
Try as I might, I could not find any information on the "Gargle Oil Company" other than the Monogram model and some model railroad reference.
If anyone has any information on this company I'd like to hear about it.
Personally I'm beginning to doubt it had even existed.


Robin Raymont said...

Thank-you for this evaluation. I have the very same model and I'm trying to find information on whether or not hoses were used to fill up home heating oil tanks or was it via a bucket and funnel. I was thinking that this "Gargle" could have been a way for them to have a similar-looking logo and not get hit with a copyright infringement.

-Warren Zoell said...

Yeah I think it was just a joke made up by the people at Revell/ Monogram.