Knox Automobile, located just next to the Indian Motocycle factory at Winchester Square (now Mason Square) was one of the earliest manufacturers of automobiles in the country. And in the first decade of the twentieth century it was one of the largest. They also made tractors and trucks, and one of those tractors had a very strange design that fascinated Ted. Years later he would use that tractor as inspiration for Sylvester McMonkey McBean’s truck in The Sneetches and Other Stories.
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