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sleeper cab 1917-1950 02 Mar 2021 21:52 #219425

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Looks like an LPG tank.

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 03 Mar 2021 09:52 #219436

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Selden 1921. The compartment over the driver's seat has porthole and is equipped with a mattress and bed clothing; it makes very comfortable sleeping quarters for three. The seat itself will provide another "bedroom".
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 09 Mar 2021 01:19 #219582

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 11 Mar 2021 19:26 #219656

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 11 Mar 2021 20:08 #219657

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Not sure of the year
but looks like sleeping in a suit case
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OF ALL THE THINGS EYE MISS ................. EYE MISS MY MIND THE MOST

There's more WORTH in KENWORTH
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sleeper cab 1917-1950 12 Mar 2021 16:41 #219680

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Kurt Johannsen's version of a sleeper cab [attachment=21862]
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That's the twin bunk model

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sleeper cab 1917-1950 13 Mar 2021 08:31 #219702

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Dima Ukraine, The picture of Kurt Johannsen and his "sleeper cab" may have been the first in Australia to have provision for sleeping. The beds up on the load were probably to save Kurt from sleeping in the sand under the truck where there were likely to be scorpions, snakes and all manner of nasty insects. Day time temperatures would reach over 50 degrees Celcius. Kurt invented self-tracking trailers using ex: World War two trucks and equipment. He had war surplus trucks with three trailers that followed in the wheel tracks of the truck, through the desert that had a sparce growth of spindly trees. He collected empty fuel drums dumped by the Army and sold them to dealers and fuel depots in the Cities to the south of Australia.
I met Kurt when he was an old man, at the opening of the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, some thirty-odd years ago. He and his son were trying to identify a truck that had six-wheel drive with a non-Ford suspension but a Ford diesel engine and a grille with "Ford" prominently displayed on it. I was able to tell them that the chassis was Thorneycroft Nubian. I wonder if the middle-aged son I met was the child shown in the photograph?
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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The Johannsen road trains normally had 3 drivers
1 driving, 1 offsider and one sleeping
They were driven 24 hours a day and the men swaped around

At least that is what was written on the forum many years ago by one of Kurts drivers

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Dima Ukraine, The picture of Kurt Johannsen and his "sleeper cab" may have been the first in Australia to have provision for sleeping. The beds up on the load were probably to save Kurt from sleeping in the sand under the truck where there were likely to be scorpions, snakes and all manner of nasty insects. Day time temperatures would reach over 50 degrees Celcius. Kurt invented self-tracking trailers using ex: World War two trucks and equipment. He had war surplus trucks with three trailers that followed in the wheel tracks of the truck, through the desert that had a sparce growth of spindly trees. He collected empty fuel drums dumped by the Army and sold them to dealers and fuel depots in the Cities to the south of Australia.
I met Kurt when he was an old man, at the opening of the Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs, some thirty-odd years ago. He and his son were trying to identify a truck that had six-wheel drive with a non-Ford suspension but a Ford diesel engine and a grille with "Ford" prominently displayed on it. I was able to tell them that the chassis was Thorneycroft Nubian. I wonder if the middle-aged son I met was the child shown in the photograph?

Thank you very much for this excursion into history. It is important for my research. But I still hope that the first sleeper cab trucks may have been American and British trucks of the mid thirties, with Australian cabs.
Note the fourth minute of the film!
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