Walter Knoll Florist

Walter Knoll Florist

Posted by wkf on July 4, 2010 Uncategorized

Walter Knoll Florist Model T Makes it’s Parade Debut

We just took our new (to us) 1924 Model T out for it’s inaugural run on July 3rd at the Webster Groves Independence Day parade.  We purchased this truck from our friends, the Johnsons that operate a multi generational florists in St. Paul, Minnesota.  We painted  it to match a picture we have  of a 1924 Model T we owned back in the 1920s and got it ready for the parade.  We named the little truck Rudolph after our ancestor Rudolph Knoll, who immigrated to the United States from Düsseldorf Germany (Where the family business was what else but a florist or blumenverkäufer) in the mid 1800s.

Hand Lettered by David Knoll

The Radiator Cap is the Temperature Gauge

Most of the Knoll Family was there, and it was a lot of fun.  About 1/2 way through the parade we did overheat and we need to figure out how to make sure that does not happen again.  Look for us to have Rudolph at a parade near you in the future.  If you have an event that you would like Rudolph to show up at give us a call.

Have you ever wondered how you drive a Model T. It is different than cars of today. Below is a short video from the Henry Ford Museum.