M1918 Artillery Cart - Carlisle, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 40° 12.375 W 077° 09.442
18T E 316395 N 4452881
Quick Description: Artillery Cart on display at the US Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC). It was produced by the Holmes Motor Company for use by US Artillery overseas during World War I.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 6/26/2019 1:35:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM10V9X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
The M1918 Artillery Cart was designed to house and protect signals communications devices and wire on the battlefields during World War I. Unlike previous versions, these Carts were metal jacketed, which provided greatly increased protection to the signals equipment. With better communications, this spelled the beginning of the end of signal flags and runners on the battlefield.

The Holmes Motor Company of Canton Ohio was the principal provider. The carts so proved their worth that demand from the front far exceeded supply. Despite cessation of auto production, only 721 were produced.

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