Hill Hardware’s newest foray into the delivery business made its debut Saturday, July 26, at the 2014 Burton Antique Power Show.
Just kidding, our new truck is actually manufactured circa 1970 by a company called Sharp Mini-Cars. It is a 1/4 scale working auto loosely based on the famous Model T Ford. Originally thought up in the 1950s by the McDonough Power Equipment Company, a lawn mower manufacturer, the little car was a way to keep the factory busy during the off season. The cars were produced by several companies over the years, culminating in the Sharp models produced in the 1970s.
Powered by a 5 horsepower Briggs and Stratton engine, the truck has a combination belt and chain drive, a forward/neutral/reverse transmission and rudimentary brakes. The truck will appear in local parades and events to represent Hill Hardware Company. Keep your eyes peeled to spot it at an event near you.
Written by Dave Lamppert, Onwer, Hill Hardware
What do you think – does Dave like his new toy?
Stop in at Hill Hardware and let Dave tell you more about this new acquisition or any of the other unique items he carries in the store. You’re sure to leave with a head full of new knowledge!
Hill Hardware Company
14545 N Cheshire St