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Old 11-29-2012, 05:06 PM
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Any idea what this truck was used for?
Looks like it might be a "Human Cannonball" cannon....??

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How about salt, for carrying salt?

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Since i dont know what a combine looks like with all the parts plus the word combine on side looks like a letter before s on front axle i wood guess its probally a grain truck for a combine anywhere in ballpark
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Old 11-29-2012, 05:18 PM
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Looks like it might be a "Human Cannonball" cannon....??
Joe that's got to be the dumbest answer I have ever heard. Yes it is a Human Cannonball Cannon. I took this picture at the turn of the century Winter Head Quarters located in Baraboo WI.,of a large number of circuses including Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Combined Circus. The truck is sitting on a rail car.
How'd you figure it out?
Good job Joe!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:41 PM
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[QUOTE=boothboy;1617215]Joe that's got to be the dumbest answer I have ever heard. Yes it is a Human Cannonball Cannon. I took this picture at the turn of the century QUOTE]

Turn of the Century!!!, that sounds so old!!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:52 PM
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Joe that's got to be the dumbest answer I have ever heard. Yes it is a Human Cannonball Cannon. I took this picture at the turn of the century QUOTE]

Turn of the Century!!!, that sounds so old!!
You think that sounds old, I just realized that I didn't qualify which " turn of the century" I as referring to!
Late 1800's early 1900's.
Crap I'm old!
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:37 PM
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Joe that's got to be the dumbest answer I have ever heard. Yes it is a Human Cannonball Cannon. I took this picture at the turn of the century Winter Head Quarters located in Baraboo WI.,of a large number of circuses including Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey Combined Circus. The truck is sitting on a rail car.
How'd you figure it out?
Good job Joe!!
Hahahaha. That's funny. Thanks.

How did I guess? Well the big red and white cylinder above the truck didn't look like part of the ceiling; and it was sitting on an antique flat car and there are what appear to be circus wagons on the right side of the pic, so I guessed human cannonball cannon.

Believe it or not, I have a vague recollection of seeing that cannon truck in use when the Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Minneapolis back before the turn of the century...when Pluto was a planet...when I was a little tyke (1978-79 or so).

Next question:
There's something very unusual about the front of the cannon truck too. What's 'incorrect' about that truck.


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LOLOL, I didn't see the barrel either, friggin wild!

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You got good eyes, Joe! Even after reading "barrel" (and not reading the actual answer) I went back and looked at the photo again. Looked all over... beer barrel? Rifle barrel?? Barrel of monkeys??? Saw nada, until I read the answer. D'oh!
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Now I realize where I saw this truck before! I was stuck in traffic on the freeway in S. Ca. when this train came by, it made the time stopped in traffic enjoyable. The entire train was for the circus and had to have about 30 cars, IIRC.
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Now I realize where I saw this truck before! I was stuck in traffic on the freeway in S. Ca. when this train came by, it made the time stopped in traffic enjoyable. The entire train was for the circus and had to have about 30 cars, IIRC.
Well the next time your in Baraboo , WI spend a day at Circus World. The town of Baraboo is where the majority of early circuses wintered. Very interesting. Lot of old circus wagons, memorbila, pictures and information. Circus acts and animals during the summer. They also have a historic center there . I was doing some research on a animal act using big cats and St. Bernards. I'm still looking for a play bill featuring Jerry Wegman's act.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:50 AM
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Hahahaha. That's funny. Thanks.

How did I guess? Well the big red and white cylinder above the truck didn't look like part of the ceiling; and it was sitting on an antique flat car and there are what appear to be circus wagons on the right side of the pic, so I guessed human cannonball cannon.

Believe it or not, I have a vague recollection of seeing that cannon truck in use when the Barnum & Bailey Circus came to Minneapolis back before the turn of the century...when Pluto was a planet...when I was a little tyke (1978-79 or so).

Next question:
There's something very unusual about the front of the cannon truck too. What's 'incorrect' about that truck.

Joe are referring to the indentation on the roof for the Cannon Barrel?
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Joe are referring to the indentation on the roof for the Cannon Barrel?
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No, but you're on the right track. The front of that truck is a 40's International KB, but the cab is something else. What is it?
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Old 11-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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No, but you're on the right track. The front of that truck is a 40's International KB, but the cab is something else. What is it?
Joe you've got a good eye or your wacky for Internationals. I took me a while to see the difference in the cab. With those fenders your right I'd put it as a post 40's truck . Except the windshield should be a swept "v" shape not flat like it is. 1936 was the last year for a flat windshield but it was one piece. That saying it ain't a 36 either . It's got a vent window on the door. Unless it was built special for RBBB beats me what it is. You got any ideas?
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Joe I believe it's a late 30's early 40's Kenworth cab.
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