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07/15/2014 11:06 am ET Updated Jul 25, 2014

These Old School Photos Show The Evolution Of UPS' Big Brown Delivery Fleet

The iconic brown delivery trucks used by the United Parcel Service didn't always look like they do today, but a set of photos from the UPS archive shows that they may have always at least been big and boxy.

Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1907 by James Casey, UPS began as the American Messenger Company and later the Merchants Parcel Delivery. In its earliest stages, messengers delivered packages on foot or bicycle, but in 1913, the company acquired its first Model T Ford delivery truck, and later expanded its fleet to include motorcycles. The images below give some insight into how UPS got packages to customers before adopting the gigantic brown box trucks that we all wait excitedly for today.

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Evolution of UPS Delivery Vehicles
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