1909 International Harvester Auto Wagon
Owner: Bernie and Janice Taulborg Collection
The Classic Car Collection has International Harvester vehicles from 1907 (auto buggy), 1909 (auto wagon), and pickups from 1919, 1929, 1939, 1949, and 1959.
The Auto Wagon was renamed the Motor Truck in 1910, and was a forerunner to the successful modern pickup truck. They were called IHC until 1914, when the ‘International’ name was first applied. The final light line truck was made on May 5, 1975. One of the company’s light-duty vehicles was the Travelall, which was similar in concept to the Chevrolet Suburban.
The McCormick Harvesting Machine Company was founded by Cyrus H. McCormick who invented the first commercially successful reaper to harvest wheat. When he died in 1884, his son, Cyrus Jr., became president of the company.
During the 1880’s and 1890’s the company retained its position as the leading agriculture equipment manufacturer. By 1900, however, it was facing increased competition from Deering Harvester Co.
International Harvester Company was formed in 1902 by the merger of McCormick Harvesting Machine Co. and Deering Harvester Company. Three other rival companies also joined the merger: Plano Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee Harvester Co., and Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner.
The founder’s sons, Cyrus Jr. and Harold Fowler McCormick presided over the company for its first 40 years.
http://www.oldcarbrochures.com/static/NA/IHC/1907%20IHC/1907%20International%20Motor%20Vehicles%20Catalog/index1.html (Original sales brochure, buggies and wagons)