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STAND BY STAND
A Comprehensive Report of the Commercial Vehicle Exhibits, which Include Important New Models. Oil Engines to be Found on Practically Every Stand A Ready Guide to the Show. Latest Improvements in Chassis and Bodywork to be Seen at the Largest Exhibition Ever Held North of the Border
T0-DAY (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., Sir lain Colquhoun, Bart., D.S.O., will perform the opening ceremony in connection with the Scottish Motor Show, at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, which, in view of the fact that there is no Commercial Motor Show in London this year, includes an important commercial section. The Show, which is the largest ever held in Scotland, will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will close on Saturday of next week, November 24. The event is staged by the Scottish Motor Trade Association.
In addition to the host of interesting vehicles displayed on 38 stands inside the Kelvin .Hall, several chassis manufacturers and bodybuilders have vehicles available for demonstration purposes.
In last week's issue we published an illustrated forecast c32 of the exhibits, in the form of a running commentary, whilst to-day, on this and subsequent pages, we are able to publish, in numerical order, a stand-to-stand report of the commercial-vehicle section at the Show.
In an accompanying panel will be found a guide to the Show, in the form of a tabulated list of makes of vehicle, and the stands upon which they will be exhibited. It will be appreciated that, even as late as last night, there may have been slight changes in exhibits.
UTODERN tendencies in design in /Ylboth passenger and goods vehicles are reflected by the A.E.C. exhibit. The centre of interest is a Q-type chassis on which is mounted a 35seater luxury coach body by Metropoli
tan-Cammell-Weymann Motor Bodies, Ltd. The vehicle is equipped with an A.E.C.-Ricarda six-cylindered oil engine with hydraulic clutch and four-speed self-changing epicyclic gearbox, whilst the body is of the M.C.W. patent flexible Weymann-type construction. Features of the chassis are the mounting of the engine outside the frame, a practice which enables the whole of the available space to be employed for passenger accommodation and simplifies the task of the driver in observing the entry and departure of passen gers. The body has a Sunsaloon sliding roof and a sliding door.
Next in interest we place the Mam
moth Major eight-Wheeler, which has a gross-load capacity approaching 15 tons.. The power unit is a 130 b.h.p, oil engine, but the model is also available with a petrol engine developing 120 b.h.p. This type of goods vehicle may travel at 20 m.p.h., and has excellent road-holding qualities, the four steering wheels lending much to its safety under difficult road conditions and consequently enabling high speeds to be maintained. The steering in no heavier than that of the Mammoth Major six-wheeler, an example of which is shown with a Park Royal cab.
The fourth exhibit is a Regal petrolengined chassis, equipped with a Duple 32-seater luxury body. Equipment inchides a sliding roof, and Clayton Dewandre heater. The floor slopes up rearwards to give "observation" seating. One of the machines is equipped with the new Simms' control panel mounted on the driver's right. This is described elsewhere in this issue.
Another Q model, equipped with a Park Royal double-deck body, is being demonstrated outside the hall.
Crossley Motors, Ltd., Gorton, Manchester.
I N view of this company's success in the production of oil-engined vehicles, it is not surprising to find that, of the four machines exhibited, three are oilers.
Of greatest interest is, perhaps, the oilengined 52-seater double-deck bus with
an all-steel body. The 9.12-litre sixcylindered indirect -injection power unit incorporates the Ricardo patent swirl chamber and delivers 100 b.h.p. at 1,700 r.p.m. Other features are a seven-bearing crankshaft of nickelchrome steel and overhead valves.
So far as the bodywork is concerned, the riveted constructional sheets and members from the inner skin, the outer panelling being secured by wood screws and being readily replaceable.
A six-cylinder oil-engined chassis for double-deck bodywork is also on view.
On the goods side, there is a Crossley Beta forward-control 7-tonner, falling within the 4-5-ton taxation class and having a four-cylindered oil engine of 6 litres. Amongst the features of this machine is an eight-speed gearbox.
The only petrol-engined machine on this stand is a Delta forward-control 4-tortner, which, however, is available with a 3-litre compression-ignition unit, an example of which is exhibited independently This lorry has a 3.7litre engine, developing 60 b.h.p. at 2,000 r.p.m. In addition, there are two oil engines shown separately, one developing 66 b.h.p. at 1,700 r.p.m. and the other 48 b.h.p. at 2,000 r.p.m.
• STAND 69.
The Western Motor Co., Ltd., 117,
• Berkeley Street, Glasgow,
AREPRESENTATIVE display of Bedford vehicles is to be found on this stand. Novelty lends interest to " the new 3-tonner introduced during the
past year. Two goods vehicles based on this chassis are shown ; one is a longwheelbase flat lorry, complete with a Luton-type container, and the other is a tipping lorry. Both bodies are made by J. H. Kelly, of Glasgow. Interesting points in connection with these chassis are the use of Dewandre vacuum servo brakes and Hardy Spicer needle-hearing universal joints. They both have forward control. The chassis weight enables these machines to be equipped with bodies which do not bring the unladen weight above the 30 m.p.h. limit. Special attention is being paid to the long-wheelbase 3-tormer by reason of its novel body equipment.
Other exhibits include a 2-ton lorry with the latest type of engine ; a 30 cwt. model similarly equipped; and an example of the 8-cwt. van. There is also a 24-seater coachwith a Duple sunshine saloon body, having a 3-ton chassis as its basis.
Westfield Autocar Co., Ltd., Lothian Road, Edinburgh.
FIVEgoods vehicles of the light, speedy type for various trades occupy this stand. There are two Morris models of 5-cwt. and 8-cwt. payload capacity respectively, and three Morris-Commercials, one being a 1-ton baker's van, another a 30-cwt. newspaper van and, finally, a 30-cwt. general-purpose fleshing lorry.
Both the Morris vans have side-valve engines, the smaller vehicle employing an S h.p. unit and the latter a 12 h.p. engine. The 5-cwt. model has a total body capacity of 58 cubic ft., whilst the larger machine provides 90 cubic ft.
The Morris-Commercial baker's van has a 13.9 h.p. engine and a cork.. insert clutch running in oil. The wheelbase is 10 ft. 2 ins, and the special body is a product of the Westfield concern. The exhibitor is also responsible for the body of the newspaper vehicle, which, having a 25 h.p. six-cylindered engine developing 55 b.h.p., should be well suited to the arduous conditions of high-speed newspaper distribution. A similar engine is incorporated in the forward-control general-purpose lorry, the body of which has special high sides for the carriage of livestock.
Albion Motors, Ltd., Scotstoun, Glasgow.
(IN this stand there are two passen11.—Iger and two goods models, the former .type being represented by a 55-seater with a Gardner sixcylindered oil engine, and a Valiant single-decker with an Albion-Ricardo oil engine ; both these machines have been built in fulfilment of an order received from Messrs. Young's Bus Services, Paisley, a concern owning a fleet of over 80 Albions. The single-decker is of special interest because the power unit is of entirely new design. It was fully described in The Commercial Motor on November 9.
One of the goods vehicles, a 3A-tonner built for the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd., is of note in
that it weighs under 2i tons. The other is attracting considerable atten
lion from specialized traders, being a travelling showroom built for Wm. Beattie, Ltd., a prominent Glasgow bakery company. The body, a product of John Mitchell and Sons, of Greenock, is streamlined. For illumination purposes no fewer than three dynamos are included in the equipment. One of them is used solely for supplying current to Neon signs.
Scottish Motor Traction Co., Ltd., Roseburn Street, Edinburgh.
J3ODIES built by the coachbuilding department of the S.M.T. concern, all mounted on Bedford chassis, comprise the exhibit on this stand. There are four of the new 3-tonners, one with a Carrimore attachment, on which there is a double-deck cattle body equipped with one-man-operated ramps.
Another is a 1,200 cubic ft. furniture van ; the next is a steel-lined lorry incorporating 13roinilow and Edwards' ram-type power-driven tipping gear, and the fourth a platform lorry. In the smaller classes there is a 12-cwt. chassis carrying an S.M.T. baker's van body, and an 8-cwt. van built for the Frigidaire concern, a striking feature of which is the appropriate frosted finish.
Fodens, Ltd., Sandbach.
LAST year, this old-esta.niished comL4pany introduced a passenger model to supplement its wide range of goods
vehicles, and an example of the 32seater luxury coach, with a Gardner six-cylindered oil engine, is on view. The variety of makes of compressionignition engine is a feature of the goods vehicles exhibited, for three different patterns are installed.
The 10-ton rigid six-wheeler, which is of the trailing-axle type, has a Gardner five-cylindered power unit. Vacuumservo brakes with exceptionally wide
shoes are fitted to all wheels. The pedal operates the brakes on all wheels, whilst the lever takes effect on the brakes on the four rear wheels.
The Gardner four-cylindered engine is used in the 6-ton three-way tipping lorry, which has a wheelbase of 11 ft. 4 ins, and an overall chassis length of 18 ft. 6 ins. This is a handy machine for work in restricted quarters for the turning circle is only 43 ft. 6 ins.
On the other hand, the l3eardmore six-cylindered power unit is used in the 7-tonner, which, in conjunction with a trailer, can haul a useful load of 10-12 tons. The gearbox provides eight forward and two reverse ratios.
A third make of engine, the Dorman (in this case, a four-cyliridered unit), is incorporated in the 2-tonner. The vacuum-servo braking system takes effect on shoes in 14-in, diameter drums on all four wheels, being operated by both band and foot. A feature of the system is the simplicity of adjustment.
Reo Motors (Britain), Ltd., Beavor Lane, Hammersmith, London,
VEHICLES of 24-tons and 3f-tons capacity comprise the Reo exhibit. All have six-cylindered engines, the smaller of 68 b.h.p. and the larger of
75 b.h.p., high power-to-weight ratios being a feature of this make. Each type is shown in two wheelbase lengths, and the chassis weights of the four machines, in the order of their size, are 31-cwt., 32-cwt., 36-cwt. and 37cwt As complete vehicles the unladen weights can be kept within the 24-ton limit without difficulty. One of the 34tonners is shown with a body having a steel-lined floor, and equipped with Bromilow and Edwards' tipping gear, but even so it is in the 30-m.p.h. class.
Armour and Melvin, Ltd., Newburgh Works, Newlands, Glasgow.
ARANGE of Commer commercial vehicles, including 20-25-cwt., 2ton and 3-ton goods vehicles, is on view on this stand. The smallest
model is a 20-25-cwt. boxvan with fourcylindered engine developing 44 b.h.p., whilst the 2-tonner is a drop-sided truck within the £25-tax class, the 3tonner, with substantial lorry body, weighing unladen under 24. tons.
A Dorman-Ricardo six-cylindered oil engine is also shown as an alternative power unit for Commer 3-ton chassis. It is actually adapted to suit any make of vehicles of 2, 3 and 4-ton load capacity. Being of the new type, which was described in The Commercial Motor dated November 0, it is arousing special interest. This concern is also showing a Talbot L.C.C.-type ambulance comprehensively equipped and having accommodation for two stretcher cases.
J. Brocidiouse and Co., Ltd., Victoria Works, Hill Top, West Bromwich.
FIVE trailer exhibits, in addition to two examples of the company's bodywork and commercial-vehicle equipment, figure in the Brockhouse concern's display. The popular Kwikflits articulated semi-trailer attachment is to be seen coupled up to a Reo tractor unit. This outfit has several important features, not the least attractive being the facility with which it may be coupled and uncoupled. The braking system is on the servo principie.
The bodywork exhibits comprise a flat platform mounted upon an Albion 87r-ton chassis, and a platform, with c35 front and back loading boards, for a 6-tonner, which is shown separately. A robust 4-5-ton trailer is on view with a drop-sided body, a feature being that the body ironwork can be mounted directly on the main frame.
In the smaller class, there is a Gibson 6-8-cwt. trailer with an attractive streamlined body, a 2-3-cwt. trailer with a utility body and a 10-12-cwt. chassis.
Rossleigh, Ltd., 32, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh.
ANEW chassis and a new oil engine are specially noteworthy among the display of Dennis vehicles on this stand.
The former is a 7-7i-tonner, with cruciform central frame bracing and having _ a Gardner six-cylindered oil engine. It is mounted in the frame on rubber and provided with a Meadows fivespeed gearbox incorporating an overspeed of 0.72 to I. The new engine (described in The Commercial Motor dated November 9) is a low-compression unit incorporating the Lanova system and developing 95 b.h.p Amongst the many interesting features of its design are the use of supplementary air cells which can be closed for starting.
In addition to these two exhibits there are on view two Cadogan saloon 32-seaters with Lancet chassis as their bases. One is a de luxe service bus, and the other an Aerodynamic streamlined coach. A Cadogan body is also seen on an Ace chassis. In this case the machine is a 26-seater bus. Finally there is a 40-45-cwt. model equipped as a tipping lorry. The price of this is only £395.
Leyland Motors, Ltd., Leyland, Lancashire.
1--IN this stand Leylands, with compression-ignition engines of four types, are to be seen. The largest model is a Titan 52-seater with allmetal body. The Leyland oil engine fitted is an 8.6-litre unit developing 96 b.h.p. at 1,800 r.p.m. The body is of the all-metal Leyland construction, which incorporates high-tensile-steel c86
framework, and aluminium panels ; there is an enclosed staircase, and interior equipment includes tubular seats with Latex fillings.
In the Lion 32-seater, a 5.7-litre engine developing 70 b.h.p. at 1,900 r.p.m. is installed. Similar construotion is used in the bodywork to that of the double-decker. Amongst the goods vehicles there is a Cub boxvan with a 60 b.h.p. engine of 4i-litre capacity, the body being by F. D. Cowieson and Co. The exhibit is completed by a Beaver 5-6-tonner. This last mi.chine carries a platform body made by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd. It is a normal-control model with 5.7litre engine and is priced at £775.
Daimler Co., Ltd., Coventry.
PASSENGER vehicles are represented on this well-known concera's stand and two of them have Gardner five-cylindered oil engines. One of the vehicles incorporating this type of power unit is a 48-seater double-decker with a M.C.W. patented metal body, one of 40 now passing through the shops to the order of Birmingham Corporation. Stainless-steel handrails are fitted, whilst the waist belts are of an unusual design.
A smart Brush 32-seater coach body, a repeat order, is mounted on the other oil-engined chassis and the vehicle is being supplied to Messrs. Dick Brothers, of Dalkeith. There is a sliding door at the rear, whilst the
emergency exit is on the off side at the front. The Sunsaloon single-panel sliding head is lined on the underside with Alhambrinal, whilst a feature worthy of note is the ample luggage accommodation.
The other vehicle exhibit—a CP6type coach—employs the well-known Daimler six-cylinderecl pOppet-valve engine, with which the company has achieved much success. In the luxurious observation body, built by Thomas Harrington, Ltd., the seats are raised from front to rear to give increased luggage accommodation and vision, whilst the intermediate steel body pillars are metal-covered with plated cappings.
The display is completed by a separate Gardner five-cylindered oil engine.
James Ross and Sons, Lochrin, Tollcross, Edinburgh, 3.
CAA COMPREHENSIVE range of Cornmess is found on this stand. An 8-cwt model fitted as a standard van is priced at £145. A normal-control 20-25-cwt. platform lorry equipped with side rails is shown at £195, whilst a Raider 30-cwt. van and a Centaur 2-ton van cost £284 and £275 respectively. Finally, there is an example of the Commer Popular 3-tonner equipped with a drop-sided body and costing, complete, £329.
A. and D. Fraser, Maxwell Park Garage, Glasgow.
THE well-tried products of the allied Morris and Morris-Commercial concerns are fully represented on this stand. Greatest interest undoubtedly centres around the new Morris-Commercial 3-ton short-wheelbase tipping lorry, a full description of which appears elsewhere in this issue. The machine has been specially designed with two objects in view, namely, the provision of a robust machine particularly suited to the arduous conditions under which tipping vehicles work and to meet the demand for a sturdy tractor unit for use in connection with two-wheeled super-imposed trailers.
As a four-wheeler, the machine is built to withstand loads up to 41 tons and, normally, the unladen weight does not exceed 21 tons. Although the vehicle is of the normal-control pattern, the engine is unusually easy of access. This attractive new model is available in four-cylinder and sixcylinder forms.
Additionally, there are a MorrisCommercial 15-cwt. van, and a 2-ton normal-control platform lorry with a four-cylindered engine and a wheelbase of 13 ft. 6 ins.
A practical display is completed by two Morris exhibits, one being a 5-cwt. van and the other an 8-10-cwt.
David Carlaw and Sons, Ltd., el, Bothwell Street, Glasgow.
ALTHOUGH, perhaps, better known in the private-car field, Austin products are held in high esteem by commercial-vehicle operators, and
on this stand four examples of this make are displayed. The popular 7 h.p. commercial chassis is used as the basis of a 5-cwt, van with a 6-ft. 9-in. wheelbase. The 10 h.p. van is for 6-8-cwt. loads. It has a four-cylindered engine, whilst the wheelbase of 7 ft. 9 ins, and track of 3 ft. 9 ins. enable more commodious bodywork to be fitted.
The next machine in the scale is the 7-10-cwt. van, which incorporates the 11.9 h.p. four-cylindered engine and has a wheelbase of 8 ft. 10 ins. The fourth exhibit is of particular interest to municipal users, for it comprises a 23.5 h.p. six-cylinder ambulance with a St. Andrews-type body and, as shown, costs £710. All four models have synchromesh gears for the second, third and top ratios.
John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., Basingstoke.
THE centre of attraction on this stand is the new Thornycroft lightweight 71-8-ton chassis, with the new
four-cylindered oil engine installed. Cruciform frame bracing is a feature of the chassis, whilst the deep lightgauge longitudinals and the generous use of Elektron metal are noteworthy in view of the low weight of this machine.
Another recently introduced model on view is the Bullfinch 3-ton oilegined platform lorry with forward control. Here a Dorman-Ricardo unit, of 48 h.h.p., is employed. There are also a Beauty 4-ton platform lorry, one of five recently built for J. and P. Coats, Ltd., of Pai,iley, and an example of the Thornycroft 100 b.h.p. sixcylindered oil engine of the latest type, and similar to that installed in the 71-8tanner, which was described in The Commercial Motor on November 9. The concern is showing its well-known Handy 2-ton chassis with a Duramin lightweight aluminium body.
William Gillespie and Son, Ltd., 53, Love Street, Paisley.
A NOT HER comprehensive range of r1Morris and Morris-Commercial products is shown on this stand, but it is supplemented by an Albion 30-40-cwt. baker's van with a body, arranged for the transport of 122 dozen loaves, built by Messrs. Robert Lawrie, of Paisley. This commodious vehicle has a wheelbase of 12 ft. and is powered by a fourcylindered engine of 31-in, bore and 5in. stroke.
The Morris exhibits comprise two vehicles, namely, a 5-cwt. van and an 8-10-cwt. van.
In the heavier class, there are two Morris-Commercial machines, one being a 2-ton normal-control lorry and the other a Leader forward-control 31-4tonner. The former is a four-cylinder outfit of 24.8 h.p., having a coil-ignition system and a four-speed gearbox with a silent third ratio.
Halley Motors, Ltd., Yoker, Glasgow.
'TWO Halley chassis are being ex hibited this year; they are of the same type except that one has forward control and the other normal control. Both have the latest Perkins Leopard four-cylindered compression-ignition engine, which has a capacity of approximately four litres and develops 60 b.h.p. at 2,400 r.p.m. The chassis are built for gross loads of 4i tons and weigh about 2 tons 7 cwt. The price of both chassis is £750. The lorry shown has a body built by J. H. Kelly. of Glasgow.
McLay's Garage, Ltd., 60, High Street, Kirkintilloch.
AS a distributor of Morris and Morris-Commercial vehicles, this company naturally shows a range of machines of this make. Priced at £210 is a useful Morris 8-10-cwt lorry for the transport of milk, and, at £1138, a van Of similar capacity for use by bakers.
The Morris-Commercial 2-tonner is . shown in normal-control form, with an 11-f t. wheelbase. It has a si x-cylindered engine and is equipped with tipping gear. Finally, there is a Morris-Commercial 3ton platform vehicle of the normal-control type, also with a sixcylindered engine. These two models are priced at £270 and £306 respectively.
F. D. Cowieson and Co., 80, Charles Street, St. Rollox, Glasgow.
WELL known for its high-class bodywork, this Scottish concern exhibits four impressive examples of its c37
craftsmanship, the most striking being a streamlined luxury coach body mounted upon a Leyland Tiger chassis, to the order of A. and R. Graham, Ltd., Kirkiniilloch.
A notable feature of this impressive 32-seater is that the sliding roof is moved forwards to open, in which position it is housed under the luggage container. The equipment includes a Clayton Dewandre heater Rawlings half-drop windows, Dunlopillc upholstery on springs and Triplex Toughened safety glass.
The Albion Venturer chassis, with a Gardner 6LW-type oil engine, forms the basis for a 52-seater body, one of a number for Baillie Brothers, Ltd., Dumbarton.
The other two vehicles are 32-seaters, one being a coach, incorporating an Albion Valiant chassis with a Gardner 5LW-type engine, for Messrs. Young's Bus Service, Paisley, and the other an Albion Valkyrie bus, also with a 5LW engine, constructed to the order of the Highland Transport Co., Ltd., of Inverness.
Ritchies, Ltd., 36-44, Renfrew Street, Glasgow.
er MS concern's exhibit comprises 1 Dodges of 3 tons, 2 tons and 15 cwt. capacity. The largest model is of the new type and has a Ritchies lorry body. One of the 2-tonners is shown in the form of a long wheelbase platform lorry, also built by the exhibitor, whilst another appears in the form of a furniture van, in this case forward control being employed. This body is a product of Wilsons (Kingston), Ltd. It is expressly designed to afford a low loading line.
A baker's van body built by R. Angus and Sons, of Airdrie, is mounted upon a third Dodge 2-ton chassis. Another baker's van is seen on a Dodge
c38 15-cwt. model with extended chassis. This also is a Wilson product.
Wylie and Lochhead, 97-113, Berkeley Street, Glasgow.
SPECIMENS of Karrier products are found on this stand. They include a Bantam 2-tonner, a Colt Major 2-ton tipping lorry, a Colt Major 4-ton tractor, and a Cob Six tractor and trailer unit. The first-named is a machine designed specifically for local delivery work. Its short wheelbase and big steering lock enable it to be turned in a circle of 28 ft. in diameter.
The Colt Major is another extremely handy vehicle. In this case, the turn ing circle is under 20 ft. Economy is claimed as a prominent characteristic. The Colt Major tractor is a machine of the mechanical-horse type, being equipped with coupling gear which enables the trailer to be detached and connected up with rapidity and ease. It is well worth -careful examination. The fourth exhibit is of similar type, but of larger capacity, and is shown as a five-wheeled unit, with quickcoupling gear.
Peter Holmes and Son, 337-330, Vincent Street, Glasgow.
ONE of the numerous displays of
and Morris pro ducts is to be found on this stand, perhaps the most interesting exhibit being a special baker's van incorporating the Morris-Commercial 30-cwt. six cylinder normal-control chassis. The second Morris-Commercial exhibit comprises a 1-ton 13.9 h.p. four-cylinder van shown in priming coat. Ancillary users will also be interested in the Morris exhibits, these being the 5-cwt. van and an 8-10-cwt. van, both shown in colour. STAND 91.
Spenborough Engineering Co., Hecicmondwike, Yorks.
TIS well-known tipping gear is seen installed on two goods vehicles on the Spenborough stand. It can be hand or power operated, working on the hydraulic or screw principle. An end tipping body is mounted, upon an Albion oil-engined 7-i-tonner with a body of 6.8 cubic yds. capacity. It is of interest to note that this machine unladen weighs less than 4 tons.
The three-way tipping body is installed on a Dernis 70-cwt. fourwheeler of the type recently road-tested by The Commercial Motor. This machine, despite its big load capacity, is within the £30 taxation limit. The price of the hand-operated tipping gear as shown on this stand is £67, whilst the power-operated type costs £90. Various types of the concern's gear are aLso shown separately.
STAND 92. .
Tradeston Motors, Ltd., 31-41, Kingston Street, Glasgow.
A 7-CWT. van, a 1O-cwt. van and two lorries are Jowett products shown by the Tradeston concern. The 7-cwt. model has a body of 88 cubic ft. capacity, whilst the larger van affords a capacity of 107i cubic ft. There is little difference between these two chassis, the main distinguishing feature being the heavier rear springs on the 10-cwt. model. The third vehicle, described as a covered lorry, is virtually a van baying a fixed
roof ; the sides apd ends, however, are provided with roll-up twill covers. The fourth vehicle is an ordinary dropsided lorry with a platform area of 28 sq. ft.
James Bowen and Sons, The Mall, lYlusselburgh.
SINCE their inception last year, +.-"Messrs. E. R. Foden and Son have made considerable headway as manufacturers of commercial vehicles, and their sole Scottish distributors show, on this stand, three examples of
E.R.F. products. In each case, the Gardner oil engine is employed.
The standard 6-ton chassis, which has a well-designed cab, incorporates the 4LW-type power unit and is suitable for a 15-ft. platform body. The 6ton long-wheelbase lorry, with a 4LW engine, is being supplied to the order of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd., and is the third E.R.F. machine purchased by the Society, the cab and body having been constructed in its Glasgow workshops.
In the third machine, a 7-8-ton longwheelbase lorry with a 17-ft. 6-in, body, the 5LW power unit is installed. In addition, two Gardner power units are shown separately.
H. T. Harvey, 626, Eglington Street, Glasgow.
HERE, again, are found Dodge commercial vehicles, two long-wheelbase and one short-wheelbase 2-ton
chassis being en view. The first is seen as a drop-sided lorry, the second as a de luxe van, and the third equipped as a tipping machine.
Stobcross Motor Co., Ltd., Minerva Street, Glasgow.
OPERATORS who are interested in Guy vehicles should visit the Stobcross concern's stand, for here is to be seen a range of five models, varying in capacity from 2 tons to 6 tons. The largest machine, although built for a 6-ton pay-load, weighs unladen less than 4 tons and has the Gardner 4LW-type 65 b.h.p. oil engine arranged for forward control.
A machine that will doubtless appeal to the cattle haulier is the Vixen 3-tonner with a Jennings horsebox body. A four-cylindered overheadvalve engine, developing 50 b.h.p. at 2,400 r.p.m., is mounted in the normal-control chassis, which has a wheelbase of 12 ft. 6 ins.
There is another Vixen with a Dorman four-cylindered oil engine, but, in this case, the chassis is of the forwardcontrol type. The display of goods models is completed by a Wolf normal-control 2-tonner. On the passenger side there is a Vixen forward-control 24-seater coach.
• STAND 96.
John B. Fenwick, 21, Nithsdale Street, Glasgow.
OFparticular interest to tradesmen are the handy little Sinker 5-cwt. vans to be seen on this stand. The range gives an idea of the variety of colour schemes available.
A 9 h.p. engine is employed, the bore being 60 mm. and the stroke 86 mm., whilst the gearbox provides three forward speeds and reverse, from which power is transmitted through an open propeller shaft, with HardySpicer heavy-duty flexible-disc joints, to a spiral-bevel-driven rear axle.
Incorporated in the steering gear is a new patented type of worm and nut, whilst a suitable degree of self-centring action is afforded. The equipment is ample, whilst the body provides a useful load capacity of 46 cubic ft. STAND 97.
Thomas Harrington, Ltd., Olcl Shoreham Road, Hove, Brighton.
THIS well-known south-coast concern has a number of unusual. high-class bodies to its credit, and a visit to its stand at Olympia or the Kelvin Hall is always well worth while. On this occasion, the company shows two examples of its products, one being mounted upon a Leyland Tiger TS6 chassis and the other upon an A.E.C. Q-type chassis,
Both are of the observation type and have a special patent floor formation, in which the seats are raised from front to rear, 32 passengers being luxuriously accommodated.
Whereas the Leyland has a halfpanel sliding roof, the A.E.C. machine, which is even more striking in appearance, has a Walman fully opening roof, controlled from above the driver's head. Clayton Dewandre heating equipment is provided in the latter coach, whilst the windows are of the half-drop pattern. On the other hand, the Leyland vehicle has fulldrop windows, in which is incorporated the new Harrington-type of winding fitting.
Beardmore Diesels, Ltd., Dalmuiir. WITHIN the Kelvin Hall will be seen VV on the Beardmore stand an Albion chassis with a six-cylindered Beardmore oil engine installed, whilst outside the Hall two Leyland Bulls, a Leyland Lion, an Albion 4-5-tonner, all having Beardmore oil engines, are available for demonstration. There are also displayed separately several examples of the concern's engines. A 100 b.h.p. power unit is shown equipped with an exhauster, 720-watt generator and starting motor, weighing complete 1,511 lb. Another is exhibited in sectioned form.
A 4-cylinder unit, having an output of 65 b.h.p., is equipped with an Arnal fuel pump, 100-watt generator, and starting motor, and weighs 1,096 lb. Another similar power unit is mounted upside down. STAND 99.
John Gibson and Son, Ltd., Jameson Place, Leith, Edinburgh.
SEVERAL specimens of Gibson body work are shown among this exhibit of Leyland chassis. On a Cub equipped with an oil engine and having a carrying capacity of 3i tons, there is a flat-platform body. Another similar chassis carries a special van body, whilst on a Hippo 12-ton chassis is another Gibson platform body. Installed in the Hippo chassis is a Leyland 6-cylindered oil engine of 8.6 litre capacity and developing 93 b.h.p. at 1,800 r.p.m. Its unladen weight, as shown, is 6 tons 8 cwt.
On the same stand there is a Leyland Tiger petrol-engined 31-seater coach having a body made by Duple Bodies and Motors, Ltd., of Hendon. This is of the luxury type with sunshine roof and observation seating. There is a luggage lock-up built into the roof, whilst the interior is exceptionally well equipped. There is a central entrance incorporating a sliding door. The vehicle has been sold to Messrs. Hunter, of Wishaw.
Hamilton Bros., Marshalls Lane, Paisley.
SEVERAL Core mer vehicles and two Austin vans form the exhibit of Hamilton Bros. There is a 20-seater luxury coach with a Comrner B.3 chassis as its basis and a body built by John Stewart and Co., of Wishaw. A Cornnaer 3-tonner Popular chassis is seen as a platform lorry with forward control, whilst a Centaur 2-ton short wheelbase chassis is on view equipped with a body and Edbro tipping gear built by Edwards Bros., of Bolton.
Two Austin vans shown are standard products of the Austin Company, having load capacities of 6-8 cwt. and 10 cwt. respectively. The one has a 9.9 h.p. 4-cylindered petrol engine, and the other a unit of the same type, rated at 11.9 h.p. Their prices respectively are £148 and STAND 103.
Dodge Bros. (Britain), Ltd., Kew Gardens, Surrey.
ASTRIKING vehicle on the Dodge stand is a Dodge 13-ft. 1-in, wheelbase chassis carrying a Duple 20seater sunsaloon coach body. The latter is a standard product of the Duple company.
An interesting goods vehicle on this stand is the recently introduced 3tonner. It is seen in short wheelbase form equipped with Bromilow and Edwards hydraulic end tipping gear. These machines now have Lockheed brakes operating on all four wheels and a hand brake on the rear wheels. In addition to . the above-mentioned models, there are shown a 21-ton forward control chassis with cab, and a 2-ton long-wheelbase chassis.
Scammell Lorries, Ltd., 52-54, High Holborn, London, W.C.1.
THE centre of interest on the Scam melt stand is the new type 12-13ton rigid six-wheeled chassis. This exhibit teems with interesting features. It is shown equipped with a Gardner 6-LW. oil engine, but it is also available with the well-known Scammell four-cylindered petrol engine. The outstanding feature is probably the employment of rubber suspension, whilst an epicyclic double-reduction gear is incorporated in the rear axle.
The machine has a gearbox providing six forward speeds. It is of a specially clever design in view of the low number of pinions used and the fact that all are in constant mesh. Incidentally, it is lubricated by pump, as on an engine. The ingenious brake mechanism is also worthy of inspeetion. There is also on view a 6-ton mechanical horse motive unit and carrier and a new-type three-wheeler shown as a chassis.
Norris, Henty and Gardners, Ltd., Patricroft, Lancs.
FOUR examples of the popular and widely-employed Gardner compression-ignition engine form an attractive exhibit on this stand. There are on view 3, 4, 5 and 6-cylindered units rated at 21.75, 29, 36.5 and 43.5 h.p. respectively. These power units are made with standard two and threecylindered blocks of similar dimensions and design, the engines being composed of single blocks or combinations of any two according to the number of cylinders of the complete unit.
Mansons, Ltd., 105-113, Bath Street, Glasgow.
AN example of the new Perkins Leopard engine is to be seen on Mansons stand, whilst a rival centre of interest is a sectioned Wolf engine. These power units, during the past 18 months, have gained much popularity and have been widely used in vehicles of moderate capacity.
The Leopard has a bore and stroke of 100 rem. and 127 mm. (4 litres). Its speed range is stated to be 800 to 3,000 r.p.m., the maximum output being 80 b.h.p. In the case of the Wolf, the cylinder dimensions are 85 mm. by 120.6 mm. (2.75 litres).