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February 13, 1953 – Mack Truck founder dies
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February 13, 1953 – Mack Truck founder dies

The Mack Brothers Company delivered their first successful vehicle, a 20 passenger bus named Old No. 9, in 1900. Powered by a 40 horsepower engine, some say the bus racked up more than 1,000,000 miles taking sightseers around Brooklyn, New York’s Prospect Park over eight years. By 1907 the company produced its first truck. In large part thanks to that first bus, brothers John M., Augustus F. and William C. Mack earned a reputation for building durable, heavy duty vehicles. It's a legacy that has stood for generations. A Mack truck on the Naval Station Key West on June 18, 1917. From the Ida Woodward Barron Collection. In 1922 the company name changed to Mack Trucks., Inc and adopted the bulldog as the company mascot. The family business prospered as America's never ending expan...

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