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Divco produced various delivery trucks in the United States From 1926 until 1986.

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Divco emblem.

Divco is an acronym for Detroit Industrial Vehicles COmpany. Divco became known for its multi-stop delivery trucks, particularly in use as home delivery vehicles by dairy producers.

The first Divco was called the "Model A" in 1926, followed by a larger, more conventional "Model G" in 1928. That leads to the "Model S" in the 1930s.

During the Great Depression, Divco was bought out by Continental Motors Company, and in 1936 was acquired by Twin Coach. In 1937, they introduced the Model U (pictured below).

In 1957, Divco merged with the Wayne Works in Richmond, Indiana, to form Divco-Wayne. During the Divco-Wayne era, some Divco trucks were modified with seats and windows from the Wayne Works to produce a Divco Dividend Bus. Very few of these units were built between 1959 and 1961. The truck manufacturing of Divco-Wayne continued to be through the Divco portion. Divco was spun off from the company in 1968, and production was moved from Detroit to Delaware, Ohio, in 1969. Production ended in 1986.

Wayne continued manufacturing buses until bankruptcy and liquidation in 1992.

(some text source: Wikipedia)

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Divco Model U.

 
 
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