Short Notices of all the Vehicles on Show, arranged under their Class Headings, in order to facilitate reference.
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flenault. Stand 2.
A promising little model, of a class which is meeting with much success on the Continent, is the four-wheeled 5 cwt. parcelcar which is one of the three Renault exhibits. It has the same arrangement of components as the larger types, and is bevel-driven; it carries 41 capacious box body behind the driver's seat. The engine is of the two-cylinder 9 h.p. type. This useful little machine is lettered for the Grands Magasins aux Galeria., Lafayette of Paris.
Phanomobiles. Stand 50.
There are few pareelears at the Show, although it is some three years since we first .announced the coming boom in three-wheel motor-driven vehicles for
commercial purposes. It has not been a far cry since the days of our first prophecy to the time of its fulfilment in the ease of the Metropolis. The Phanomobile has secured a considerable share of this new business, and the only difficulty the company experiences is in meeting the demands of its customers for more and more machines. Two of these models are to be seen at the stand; they afford interesting means of comparison. The lighter one, the detail construction of which we have described from time to time, differs in no way from the machine which is giving satisfactory service to users in many parts of the world. It has a V-type air-cooled engine, situated over the front driving wheel. The two-speed epicyclic gear, controlled from the end of the tiller, and having fixed chain drive to the road wheel, is
employed. The body fitted is intended for the conveyance of an Eacwt. load. The larger machine has the later type of side-by-side two-cylinder air-cooled
engine installed.. The other constructional features follow the usual practice for these machines. A Manchester user of note is "The Manchester Guardian," and we understand that this paper speaks in the highest terms as regards the general advantages of the Phanomobiles in its employ.
Belsize. Stand 9.
A neat little machine, destined for the Grosvenor Motor Co., Ltd., of Chester, is staged by the Belsize Co., and it is an informative example of the category of which ave are now writing. It is of the bevel-drive type, and has the usual Belsize chassis characteristics. The body, which is open at front, is a very capacious one for its class ; it, has big end doors and a domed roof and canopy. Lyn ton wheels and tires are fitted at the back, whilst pneumatics are used on the front. Two Belsize vans are staged.
Newton and Bennett. Stand 12. A small van mounted on what is described as a "NB." chassis is one of two exhibits by this Manchester agent. The chassis is of light construction and has a four-cylinder monobloc engine and a bevel-driven back axle. Its sloped steering gear and cellular radiator are reminiscent of pleasure-car practice. The neat little body has a domed roof and is open at its front end,
Stoewer. Stand 10.
Another example of this load capacity is the smaller of the two machines shown by Stoewers. This is designated a 7-10 cwt. delivery van, and is equipped with a 13.9 h.p. engine. It is of the live-axle type, and is pneumatic-shod.
Belsize. Stand 9.
A dainty little example of this taxicab class is included in the Belsize exhibit. It is of the three-speed singlelandaulet type, and . is unusually well sprung. Auxiliary springing is employed on the back axle. The customary single driver's seat is embodied ; the front window of the body proper is a single large one made to drop. This is a well-finished vehicle which has every promise of com
fortable riding. Belsize taxicabs are shown in both 10-12 h.p. and 14-16 lap. sizes.
SCAT. Stand 12.
The 15-11.p. example which passes for a taxicab on Stand 12 appeared to us to lack few of the essential qualifica tions of a full-blown pleasure car. It has a smart three-quarter landaulet body and a wide seat for two passengers in front. Wire wheels are fitted. Perhaps it was crowded out of Rusholme.
Mann and Overtons. Stand 17 (Rushelme).
It is interesting to note that the wellknown two-cylinder 12-16 h.p. Unic ahassis, examples of which have done such splendid work in taxicab service on the London streets, is shown at Rug holme. Really two of these are on view, both of Ale same power, one machine, however, having a smaller lock and a shorter wheelbase than its stand mate. One of the models is fitted with a taxicab body, while the other is mon: of the landaniet type.
FOR 15-CWT LOADS.
Albion. Stand 26.
As pretty an example of commercial coachbuilding as there is to be seen in the Show is that which is mounted on a 15 lap, chassis as part of the Albion exhibit. This 15-cwt. van is destined for use as a demonstration machine for the Glasgow depot of the Albion undertaking, and it should prove a potent factor with regard to business getting in that part of Scotland. The roomy body is beautifully finished in two attractive shades of green. and the sides and back are tastefully panelled and
lettered. The chassis 'itself is of the company's smallest type and has a fourcylinder monobloc engine and a worm driven back axle, in informative contrast. to the well-established Albion practice of fitting side-chain drives to its other famous models. This vehicle is designed to run on pneumatic tires on the front wheels and solids on the hind.
Austin. Stand 1.
The Austin model of this capacity is of quite unusual design and is characterized by its general compactness and
pleasing appearance. Some visitors to Manchester may remember the chassis type as a cab model. The engine and gearbox are mounted beneath the driver's seats on a subsidiary frame. The driver is located amidships and not in the usual off-side position. This van is a very smart little delivery model and attracts much attention; it is well painted in yellow and black.
Renault. Stand 2.
A goad straightforward example of the motorvan of the above capacity is shown by the Renault concern. It has a fourcylinder monobloc engine, and the final drive is of the bevel-geared live-axle class. A plain box-van body is mounted on the frame, which is dipped at the back. The machine is shod with pneumatics throughout.
Napier. Stand 14.
An example of the traveller's motorvan, to which, by the way, increased at. tent-ion is being given by makers of similar types of machines, is staged by Mr. Tom Garner. It is a compact Hale model, mounted on a 15 h.p. chassis, and is a good example of compact design. It has commendable storage capacity considering the overall length of the complete machine. A permanent front, scat is provided for the driver, and an additional hinged seat, in front of a sliding door, gives access by way of a sliding front panel to the interior of the body. There are wide hinged doors at the back, and the interior is fitted with suitable sliding shelves.
The top of the body has a useful fence for parcel carrying, and access thereto can be had by steps up the rear of the coachwork.
The chassis is much the same as the well-known Napier four-cylinder cab type, but with a longer wheelbase. The machine in question is for sale and should make a special appeal to Manchester users, where delivery work of this class is so much on the increase. Unite. Stand 21.
The well-known link four-cylinder monobloc engine is the power unit of a compact traveller's van which is shovvii on Stand 21. This machine has a long wheelbase, and no body overhang; it has aarge back doors, a parcel rail on top, and small hinged windows in front. It is smartly painted with white panels and is pneumatic tired throughout. A beautifully finished link chassis is also shown en this stand.
Austin. Stand 1.
One of the finest examples of motor ambulance which it has been our lot to inspect is staged by the Austin Motor Co. It is mounted on a not too powerful chassis—high speed is seldom a desideratum for such work. The chassis, as a matter of fact, is one of the compact 15 hip. Austin type, in which the engine is located under the driver's seat, which latter is centrally placed between the frame members. The unusually wide body carries no fewer than four streteliers and their air mattresses, and these are raised or lowered by an ingenious screw-operated mechanism. The interior is white-enamelled throughout, and provision is made for a nurse and
the usual medical comforts and there is a fitted wash-basin. There are wide doors at the rear, as well as a aide door on each side of the body. The ambulance is mounted on Dunlop pneumatics —non-skid at opposite corners.
Weiseley. Stand 25.
Both chassis and body claim our attention when inspecting the Weiseley ambulance which is the sole representative of the big Vickers works that is staged on Mr. Max R. Lawrence's stand. The chassis is of the Wolseley Co.'s recentlyintroduced newt, class—a very highgrade machine, with a worm-driven back axle. The body is by the well-known ambulance builders, Wilson and Steckel], and is finished in natural wood with high side doors for the driver. Two stretchers are suspended on patent brackets, and provision is made for nurse's accommodation and for medical supplies. The hind chassis springs are underslung and the wheels are tired with Frome solids.
FOR 1-TON LOADS.
Harrier. Stand 20.
This Huddersfield maker wisely stages a chassis of its neat little one-ton classification. Would-be purchasers of thie small class of machine, therefore, have ample opportunities to familiarize themselves with its simple structural arrange ments ; it is built on the same sturdy commercial lines as its bigger sister ma. chines. For instance, it has the regular industrial pattern of tubular radiator, with cast top and bottom headers. The four-cylinder monobloc engine transmits its power through a leather-lined cone clutch ; there is a three-speed gearbox, which also houses the differential ; silent chains drive the rear wheels.
An ingenious little Karrier accessory is a new form of lubrication indicator, which this company is fitting to all its models. It consists of an automatic plunger pump attached to the dashboard. The plunger has a vertical extension, which, while the oil circulates, is maintained in an extended. position, but should anything interrupt the circulation of the lubricant, this plunger drops, and the consequent operation of a little whistle serves to alarm the driver !
Leyland. Stand 15.
This class of van is shown amongst the representative collection on Leyland's stand. The model staged is particular evidence of the practical work which such machines can tackle—it is an 18th repeat order for W. and R. Jacob and Co.. Ltd., the biscuit people. The chassie is the smallest of the Leyland range, but it preserves all that maker's usual features, including the double-reduction back axle. The unladen weight of the complete machine is 1 ton 18 cwt. With its bodywork smartly painted in chocolate and primrose and well lettered, it is a " natty "little machine with which heavy service and considerable publicity can obviously he secured.
Napier. Stand 14.
The one-ton or 25-cwt. Napier is a type which has achieved remarkable popularity in a very short time. It is similar in many respects to the new 30cwt. machine of the same make. It has the standard design of Napier engine construction, with the flywheel at the front, and is worm-driven. The machine of this class on show at Manchester is a handsome box-van for W. and R. Jacob, Ltd., the celebrated biscuit maker. This user has another machine on the next stand. The coachwork is a fine job, and with its smart chocolate and yellow colouring and attractive lettering is a worthy representative of a load-carrying class for which the demand is increasing daily.
Renault. Stand 2.
Renault construction is usefully displayed on the four-cylinder chassis which is staged by its maker at the City Hall. This particular example is intended for 1-ton loads, and has a 15.8 hip. four cylinder engine under the normal Renault bonnet. The final drive consists of a bevel live axle. Pneumatics are fitted, and we understand that this class of chassis is generally provided with twin pneumatics on the hind wheels for Continental use.
FOR 25-.CWT. LOADS.
Albion. Stand 26.
One of the three exhibits on the Albion stand is a sample of what may be, without detriment, called the common or garden Albion wagon which has a medium load capacity of about 25 cwt. This machine is of the famous two-cylinder type with low-tension ignition; it is provided with chain cases. The Wonderful reputation of this type in regard to regularity of running and economy of operation needs no emphasis here. Visitors should take care to make themselves familiar, if they have not already done so. with the principal details of this celebrated model. The body is a plain example of box-van construction, and we note that the machine in question is for delivery, to Messrs. Palmers, of Great Yarmouth.
Halley. Stand 6. Of the three Halley models which are exhibited, the 25-cwt, van is of the most recent design. This has the latest
thermo-syphon typo of governed engine and a three-speed gearbox. This vehicle is for delivery to Messrs. Gray, Dunn and Co., biscuit manufacturers. The bodywork is a nice example of modern industrial coachbuikling.
Lacre. Stand 51.
There are only two models shown on the Lacre stand, but one of them is a chassis, so that visitors who happen to be unfamiliar with the Letchworth class of construction have a good opportunity for examination thereon. It is of the 20 h.p., four-cylinder type, and has the usual combined gearbox and differential case. At the back of this unit is mounted a powerful brake. The final drive is by side chains. Owing to unfortunate restrictions on this company's apace at the City Hall, it has been unable to stage, is was originally intended, a 2-ton 30 h.p. box van, the property of John Horn, Ltd., manufacturing confectioner, Stockport.
FOR 30-CWT. LOADS.
Dennis. Stand 3.
One of the three Dennis exhibits is a 30-cwt. box van of imposing proportions painted in a sober hue of dark green.
This is an example of the well-known Dennis class of design and conforms to that maker's standard practice throughout. It is a machine which should well satisfy users who want to carry bulky loads under various road conditions. The worm-driven back axle goes a long way towards ensuring a quiet-running machine.
The centre-pivoted Maudslay. Napier. Stand 14.
Visitors are fortunate in being able to examine in detail the Napier practice with regard to load-carrying vehicles of this class. The Acton factory has dispatched a chassis of the recently introduced 30 ewt. pattern. The machine has ample wheelbase, and more than the usual provision for platform area. The four-cylinder engine and the gearbox are of the same types as those on the one-tonner, but special back-axle springs and a stiffer frame have been employed for the greater imposed loads of this type. This machine is a good example of the modern worm-driven type for such a load, and it ia especially suited for the mounting of big-capacity bodies, which should make a special appeal to such users as laundrymen and others.
Storkeleigh. Stand 8.
Another noteworthy new model is that which is exhibited for the first time by the Siddeley-Deasy factory. Its constructional features are unique and tie general appearance of the machine is one of pleasing absence of complication. A four-cylinder Knight sleeve-valve engine is employed. The gearbox and its operating gear are built in as part and parcel of the front portion of the tubular torque construction of the rear axle. The final drive is of the worm and worm-wheel category. The front of this rear-axle arrangement is housed in a big spherical bearing. The long straight frame and the artistically-outlined radiator are
other pleasing features of an extremelyinteresting design.
FOR 2,-TON LOADS.
FIAT. Stand 22.
A chassis, shown on Stand No. 22, serves well to illustrate the typn of construction suited to this load capacity. It is a neat little machine with all its parts easily accessible and with a generous provision as regards platform. area. There are many interesting structural features to be noted; we might specially mention, the tiressed-steel backaxle construction, which also embodies the torque and thrust provision. Twin pneumatics are mounted on the hind wheels, a practice which has many exponents on the Continent, but which has been but little tried in this country. Altogether a workmanlike model for a moderate load. A smaller complete van is staged.
Napier. Stand 14.
Quite a departure from Napier industrial construction with which our readershave become familiar is the new 2-tonner, now shown publicly for the first time. Our last issue contained the first-published particulars and illustrations of the complete chassis; we refer visitors to
that number in regard to its many interesting features. It has a most distinctive appearance on account of its exceptionally high bonnet. A plate clutch transmits the drive to a " hefty " gearbox, and thence power is transferred by a leather-coupled propeller shaft to a worm-driven back axle of novel construction.
Pagefield. Stand 23.
Two examples, which may be classified as of this two-ton type, as shown on Stand 23 by Walker Brothers, Limited, of Wigan. There is very little difference between the two machines, and both serve to illustrate this constructor's practice for medium-weight loads which require considerable platform capacity. This exhibitor wisely stages a chassis, so that visitors may make an examination of the constructional details. The design is carried out on good, bold lines, and the machines themselves give an impression of strength and of hard-wearing qualities. The chassis has a good example of chain-case construction. The workmanlike dashboard will attract attention; a prominent feature upon it is a ma.ssive lubricator box, which is provided with a good, strong, hand pump. We illustrate this arrangement, on page
.561. Both these exhibits have " Butler.type " built-up axles. The complete lorry, of the flat-platform type, with high front and back boards, and a tilt pole, and unusually comfortable weather shelter for the driver, is of a -class which should make an appeal to users who have in mind the purchase of machines for fairly heavy country, where the majority of journeys are likely to be over open
roads. Both wagons are fitted with
Thornycroft. Stand 17.
The two machines which are shown by J. I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd., are very nearly of the same load-carrying capacity. The 16-18 h.p. motorvan is scheduled as having carrying ability to take care of a 44-cwo cargo, whilst the higher-powered 30 h.p. machine is a standard 2-ton van. The less powerful model, which has a two-cylinder engine, is a smart-looking flat platform lorry which has been built to the order of the Dominion Express Co., a branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway, for its Liverpool depot. An interesting addition to the coachwork of this machine is the Avcling patent weather screen.
The other model, with a 4-cylinder engine, has one of the larger types of van bodies which are how being used on an increasing scale. This example is for Perrotts. Ltd., of London Works, Leeds.
FOR 50-cwt. LOADS Barrier. Stand 20.
A nice example of this medium-load class of petrol-driven chassis is that shown by the maker of 'Carrier machines. This company has specialized very largely with regard to the requirements of co-operative undertakings, and the machine now under review may he taken ac quite representative of the latest practice with regard to such plant. It has a 30 hp. engine, with the usual Karrier standard transmission, and silent-chain drive to the rear cast-steel wheels.
The Karrier patented hoisting mechanism ie mounted on the near side of this model, and is particularly available for inspection. The drum is mounted on an extension of one of the differential shafts, and several bracketed fairleads are built on to the underside of the overhanging body. The latter is of the platform type with low hinged sides. The particular model which is staged is for delivery to the Queensbury Industrial €ociety, Ltd.
Milnes-Daimler. Stand 15.
The smallest of the three chassis shown by J A. Lawton is a new one to this country, and is exhibited for the first time here. Intended to carry a load of 24 tons, this model has an ordinary bevelgeared live axle; the radius arrangement, however, is adapted from the perch-bar device which has long been so familiar a feature of Mercedes industrial design. This chassis has the interesting new Mercedes engine with overhead valve gear. This is a high-class machine which should be certain to give good service under medium loads.
Renard. Stand 4.
The Renard-Latils are the only front. driven models in the Show, and for that reason, if for no other, they are, of course, bound to attract a lot of attention. Mr. Massey Burnside is happy in the possession of an excellent demonstration aet showing the complete power unit, which is undeniably compact, cleverly designed and well built. The 24-tonner is a special tip wagon, a class of construction for which such frontdriven design allows the attainment of the low placing of the high-aided body and a shorter tipping angle. The whole body is supported on the back axle and pivots on it. A consequent advantage of Renard design is the ability to fit such chassis with steel rims on the back
wheels. This machine has two solidrubber tires on the front drivers. FOR 3-TON LOADS.
Be'size. Stand 9.
A very useful object-lesson in chassis construction on modern lints is afforded by the three-ton Belsize chassis. The staging of this model enables visitors to examine with care this maker's heavier class of machine in detail. Amongst the many interesting features of this machine we have only space to record the deep radiator, the Butler-type front axle, the high-pitched frame, the twin torque members and the fine big loco-type propeller-shaft brake.
Commer.-Car. Stand 27.
Visitors to industrial-vehicle shows invariably like to examine the mechanism of chassis from the works of Commercial Cars, Ltd. Much of the detail, of course, is peculiar to this company's manufacture. It has, therefore, wisely decided to stage a representative example in the form of a 3-ton chassis which, mounted on Shrewsbury and Challiner tires, has embodied in it all the special (ommer Car features, including the latest clean design of engine, the well-known special form of gearbox and the Comma. Car pattern 'of chain case.
Daimler "B-type." Stand 16.
Much interest has been occasioned by the first public appearance of the celebrated "B-type" chassis which has worked such wonders in regard to motorbus development in London. The eels selling rights for the world for this model, which is manufactured by the .Associated Equipments Co., Ltd., a subsidiary concern of the L.G.O.C., have recently been vested in the Daimler concern. We have, on frequent occasions, described the many unique constructional features of this model, and will do no more on the present occasion than to suggest that every visitor to the Show should spend some time in acquainting himself with the details of this ultra!Evident machine.
F.1.A.T. Stand 22,
Mr. James W. Haworth, who is the sole agent for F.I.A.T.s in Manchester and the surrounding counties, is show
ing one of the three-ton ma. dunes. This did not arrive at the City
Hall until last Saturday, haying been delayed at the docks. It is the first of its type to come to this country, and is unquestionably a machine which is well
worth careful examination ; it has a 30-50 h.p, (Ric) engine. This high-grade chassis is priced at £750 complete.
Halley. Stand 6.
The principal characteristics of Halley design are its straightforwardness, its absence of eccentricity, and the precautions which have been taken to ensure low maintenance costs and freedom from breakdown. The three-ton chassis on the Halley stand is emit" representative of this Scottish constructor's practice. It has the standard four-cylinder governed 28-34 h.p. engine, the clean change-speed gearbox and final chain
drive. This particular model has aluminium chain eases. We would direct the attention of visitors to the Halley composite wned and east-steel road wheels which arc fitted as standard.
Leyland. Stand 13.
If any visitor should arrive at the City Hall with any doubts in his mind as to the practicability of the modern threeton petrol wagon for hire work, such doubts should be instantly dispelled be the examination of one of the Leyland examples which comes in the present category.
It is the seventh repeat order for Jewsbury and Brown, Ltd., the well-known mineral-water manufacturers. A smartlyfinished machine it is provided with a flat platform body, high front, and rear boards, and a tilt pole. The wagon, of course has the well-known Leyland bridged back axle, which is a fine example of modern live-axle construction for this load capacity. This vehicle has very considerable load-carrying capacity, and but little overhang.
Straker. Stand 11.
One of the machines which was delayed on the railway, on account of the foggy weather, was the single example
of Straker. This is of the company's new C.O. type, which has a live wormdriven back axle. It has been particularly designed to be suitable for use as a single or double-deck motorbus, or, alternatively, as a three or four-tonner. This is a model which all visitors will do well to examine at some length.
FOR A 31-TON LOAD.
Berna. Stand 28.
A chassis destined for load-carrying capacity of the above category is shown on the Berne stand. This is one of that class of machine which is specially designed to carry loads of considerable bulk as well as weight. Derail, construction; which is of a straightforward kind, may be readily examined on this exhibit. We would draw particular attention to the final drive, which is of the internaltooth description, and another feature worth noticing is the arrangement of the brakes. Internal-expanding brakes, on the inner rims of the rear wheels, are anchored and operated from the perch bars. The ether brake is of the loco. pattern, arid is mounted at the rear of the propeller shaft, immediately in front of the differential gearbox.
FOR 4-TON LOADS.
Commer Car. Stand 27.
Commercial Cars, Ltd., of Luton, is a constructor which has built up a special reputation in regard to weight-carrying petrol-driven machines. Quite typical of this class of wagon is the flat platform lorry for Greene11, Whitley and Co., Ltd., Wilderspool Brewery. Warrington. Attention is drawn to the customary high bark and front. loading boards and to the particular care which has been taken to ensure the weatherproofness of the driver ; high side doors and a well-pitched canopy afford ample protection in this respect. This user, curiously enough, has one of its new 6-ton steam wagons next door to the 4-ton Commer Car, thus affording a welcome contrast in types.
Daimler. Stand 16.
An excellent opportunity for informative examination of chassis of this loadcarrying capacity is afforded to visitors by the Daimler Co. Side by side are examples of the Daimler 4-tonner and of the celebrated " B-type " 3-tonner ; these have many constructional details in common. The Daimler machine, which has, of course, been described in the columns of this journal, has many special points of design to which attention should be given. We would particularly i mention, n this respect, the four-cylinder sleeve-valve engine, the leather couplings on the propeller shafts, the chain-drive gearbox (which for show parposes has a glass coves), the trussed reinforced wooden frame, the oil trays cast
with the engine, gearbox and back axle units and the auxiliary helical springing. This company also shows a machine fitted up as a modern 4-ton lorry. With considerable enterprise Mr. Searle and Mr. Brockbank arranged for this tobe loaded with four tons of "Daily Mail" paper. Such methods of drawing attention to the load-carrying capacity of a machine are to he commended.
Hanford (W.0.) Stand 25.
One of the late-corners was the example of the Hallford of the new War Office subsidy type, for which class of machine we are happy to bear that this manufacturer has just received intimation that it will receive the Government grant as the result of the successful running of the first of this class in the recent January Subsidy Trials which were fully retorted in this journal. This machine has a characteristic appearance and looks as a chassis, well up to its work. The massive bevel-driven live axle is a feature which should be inspected.
Hanford. Stand 24.
An imposing example of the class of machine which the brewers' business particularly requires is the Auster fourton Hanford which is shown by Mr. Max R. Lawrence amongst his interesting collection of commercial models. This particular machine is No. 3 for the Birkenhead Brewery Co., Ltd., and it. has much detail embodied in it, particularly in regard to the coachwork, which this enterprising user has found suitable for its own purpose. It has a fine high-sided lorry body with strong double-hinged sides and a hinged tailboard. The machine is very smartly painted and is an impressive object lesson in respect of the employment of
such heavier petrol models. It is a powerful vehicle and is undoubtedly capable, like other Hallford examples, of economical operation under big loads.
Milnes-Daimler. Stand 15. Corresponding in most respects to the other two chassis on this stand, the 4tonner Mercedes has the usual charac
teristics of this make. A big engine, a fine large clutch, a robust gearbox and the well-known internal-geared final drive are features of a model which is certain to do well for heavy haulage work of most kinds. The prices of these models, which have hitherto been rather on the high side, owing largely to their costly construction, have now been reduced, to compete mor effectively with other chassis of relative load capacity.
Leyland. Stand 15.
A fine Leyland example of this load capacity is staged. It of course has the usual Characteristic Leyland features of design, and visitors will particularly do well to note the massive double-reduction bevel-gear back axle. The machine has a. flat platform body--a type which always commands the special attention
of North Country users. Its special weather protection for the driver, its high side doors and hinged extension to the dash are worthy of notice. This machine is massively constructed throughout, and with its big engine and suitable gearing will make a particular appeal to those users who have heavy loads to transport over stiff country. The big Continental T-pattern tires are a good example of wheel fitting for this heavy class of work. The lorry in question is for delivery to the Olive Mount Mills CO., Ltd., of Burnley.
rAlbion. Stand 26.
Any class of commercial-motor vehicle which has a chassis of Albion manufacture invariably attracts the careful attention of visitors. The real foundations of the remarkable reputation which Albion machines have long enjoyed were established by the medium-capacity motorvans coming from this Scottish works. Nevertheless the company has had extensive experience in the construction of passenger wagons. The char-a-baucs which is shown on Stand No. 26 is a good example it embodies all the special Albion structural features. The bodywork has six benches and doors only on the near side the off side being built solid. We noted that the wheels were shod with Continental T-pattern tires.
Belsize. Stand 9.
A useful variation from the many large char-a-banes models which are available for visitors' inspection at the City Hall is the smaller Belsise model of this class. The chassis is of the 30-cwt. pattern, and the body, which is mounted upon it, mats 19 passengers only. The alternate method of door construction has been adopted and with its big scuttle dash, canopy and curtains and paintwork a plain grey, it has a pleasing and workmanlike appearance.
Daimler. S.and 16.
This Coventry manufacturer has one of its latest 40 h.p. chassis carrying a very fine 28-seated char-a-banes, which we understand has been constructed to the order of Mr. J. Kingham, of New Brighton. This chas.sis is identical in all respects with the company's standard industrial construction. Visitors who are engaged in comparing the merits of the many fine examples of chars-banes at Ibis Show, should carefully examine this Daimler flush-sided torpedo body which has doors on the near side only. A fine hood and screen and a C.A.V. electriclighting set add in its appearance.
Dennis. Stand 5.
A char-a-banes which is a useful example of this modern class of construction is one of the Dennis exhibits. It is one of several for Elliott Bros., of Bournemouth. Visitors will at once remark the nice comfortable seats which are unusually deep for this type of vehicle. The upholstery, too, is exceptionally well carried out. The body is built with only five rows of seats and this has enabled the coaelibuilder to give plenty of knee room—a dimension that occasionally is cut fine by some makers. The chassis, is, of course, of standard Dennis worm-driven design.
Economist. Stand 5.
The noteworthy development of chars4-bancs employed throughout this country, and especially in the North, has iiiduced that old-established body-building concern. Stagg and Robson, Ltd., of Selby, to introduce a type of its own. The 40 h.p. chassis are to be built by a certain well-known maker to the Selby constructor's broad specification, in order to ensure that the bodywork shall not suffer from frame, wheel or spring limitations. The body is a beautiful example of industrial coachwork; it is a 23-seater and its five benches are exceptionally upholstered, the seating is unusually deep and certainly the acme of comfort for such accommodation. This Economist char-k-bancs is for Messrs. Jackson Bros., of Blackpool. The Lacre and Daimler chars-a-bancs at the Show also have Stagg and Robson bodies.
Harrier. Stand 20.
As fine an example of char-k-bancs construction as is to be seen at the City Hall is that staged by Clayton and
Co. Ltd., of Huddersfield. Both the chassis and the bodywork are of particular interest. The former is of the latest 40-45 h.p. type, and is the first machine to be turned out from the Huddersfield factory with one of the new Dravson engines, which latter is of particularly compact design. Another noticeable feature is the fitting of a new arrangement in regard to the ignition leads. Both the high-tension and the low-tension wiring are encased in fibre boxes with suitable terminals in accessible positions.
The bodywork, which has been constructed by Eutchinsons, of Leeds, affords passenger accommodation for 28 people, with very generous provision for knee room and seating. The paint-work is of unusually fine finish, and this, we understand, has been carried out in the company's own shops_
Lacre. Stand 51.
The Lacre officials had a hi F struggle to get their chars-a-banes exhibit on to their new stand under the gallery ; it was only after strenuous efforts it was staged. Tt is a machine of commodious dimensions, and comfortably accommodates 28 passengers on six benches. This particular example, known as "The Grey Knight," has been built for the Crosville Motor Co., Ltd., Chester. It is painted in grey and green, and is unusually well upholstered for this class of work. Smart-looking coach fittings add to its appearance. It is shod with de Nevers solid tires. Two handsome Terrell-Swann acetylene lamps are noticeable fittings on this fine machine.
Leyland. Stand 15.
A fine example of the modern publicservice passenger-transport machine is available for inspection on the Leyland stand. This maker has had much experience with regard to the construction of both motorbus and char-i-bancs
models. The vehicle is question is a very fine flush-sided vehicle with a longextension hood and glass screen; it is tastefully painted in grey, and is for delivery to the Barnsley Motor Co., Ltd. It is mounted on neat tubular cast-steel road wheels which are shod with Peter Union tires. The body provides for six rows of passenger seats and ample knee and heel room. The entrance to the back seats is obtained by way of a liftup seat in the row immediately in front.
Maudslay. Stand 19
Painted an unusual, but nevertheless a very pleasing tone of brown, one of the two examples on Messrs. Leach and Seed's stand is a fine example of char-kbancs. This is on a Maudslay wormdriven design of chassis—the 32 h.p. class. Features of the coachwork are the lung but simple-looking Cape hood, the alternate side door, the long running boards, and the well-upholstered and comforta,blegooking seating—the leather is putty coloured. It is a particularly handsome model with fine lines, and its C.A.V. electric-lamp outfit is a noticeable addition to its appearance.
Milnes-Daimler. Stand 15.
A very high-grade example of the public passenger-transport vehicle is to be found on Messrs. A. J. Lawton's stand in the middle of the hall. Mounted on a 35-h.p. chassis, which has already seen some service—the Polack tires are barely worn after 3000 miles—is an exceptionally well-constructed char-abanal body. This has no fewer than 7 benches, each accommodating 5 passengers. With a smartly-cut hood and side curtains, this machine has a noteworthy appearance, and should he worth inspection by any would-be owner who is on the look-out for a really high-grade con. veyance. The chassis is of the usual well-built Mercedes class ; it has the new. type engine with overhead valves.
FOR 5-TON LOADS.
Berna. Stand 28.
One of the machines which has been putting up such a good fight against rival steam systems on behalf of petrol' Propelled wagons for heavy goods haulage is the 5-ton Berna, and a takinglooking model is staged at the City Hall, This is of the 35-40 h.p. design, for which record petrol-consumption performances are claimed. It is one of a fleet which is doing excellent service for X.Y.Z. Transport, Ltd. It has a big four-cylinder engine, and the details of its transmission are similar to those on the 31.tonner, the chassis of which class we notice elsewhere. The 5-tonner has a low-sided hinged lorry body of considerable capacity. Halley. Stand G.
This well-known Scottish maker has three examples on show, and the heaviest of these is a five-tonner, a fine workmanlike-looking model. It has a 40 h.p. engine, and the other chassis details are according to well-known Halley practice. This particular example is a lorry of the type which is now becoming so familiar in the North of England ; it has a flat platform body and high front and back boards and a tilt pole. It is to the order of Josh. Appleby and Sons, Ltd., of Blackburn.
Karrier. Stand 20.
The larger Karrier models, it will be remembered, are offered to the user in two very distinctive models. We refer, of course, to the ordinary " bonneted " model, and to that class of machine in which the engine is located beneath the driver's platform. The latter is, therefore, a type of construction which makes a special appeal to those many users who have to operate in restricted areas. The comparatively short over-all length, in conjunction with a wide lock and a powerful engine, are noteworthy features for North Country users to bear in mind. The example staged at City Hall is for delivery to Messrs. A. Proctor and Co., Castleton, near Manchester.
Mandalay. Stand 19.
One of quite a number of interesting new models, the Maudslay 5-ton chassis at once impresses us with its robust class of construction. The principal departure from the company's recent practice is the employment of a new double-bevel-reduction live back axle, in which, however, the bridged form of construction is still retained. The special spring radius rods mounted over the laminated springs should be noticed. Other features which command attention arc the massive hubs of the cast-steel wheels, the long propeller shaft, the straight channel frame and the centre-pivoted leading wheels.
Milnes-Daimler. Stand 15.
Messrs. J. A. Lawton and Co. show no fewer than three complete chassis, the heaviest of which is the 5-tor er These German-built models are of admittedly high-grade types. The osign is essentially on thoroughly sound engineering lines throughout, and the material and workmanship are, it is generally admitted, beyond suspicion. The 5-tonne.
ie a a example of this factory's products. Great use is made of pressed-st1,1 work ; this material is used, for example, for the clutch centre. The familiar internal-gear final drive is retained, the differential case being supported on a trussed triangular perch bar.
Renard. Stand 4.
An example of the 5-ton load capacity is the unique Renard front-driver. One of the several potent claims that are made for this special form of construction is the ability to drop the frame aft of the power unit, which is all compactly grouped over the front axle. This enables all kinds of special bodies to be fitted more readily than on the more common frame arrangement. The Renard five-tonner lays no claim to beauty. but it is a model which has won its spurs in hard service. The French W.O. authorities think very highly of it. An order from the same department has just been booked for six tractors, with all four wheels driven, Sboewer. Stand 10.
This company's fine five-ton model arrived, after the Show was opened, on Saturday morning last. The vehicle is of the company's German War Office subvention type, and is a fine example of the class of heavy vehicle which is achieving popularity under Government patronage on the Continent. It is chain driven, and has a powerful four-cylinder engine driving through a friction clutch to a capacious change-speed gearbox in the usual way. Those who have in mind the acquisition of a heavy-duty petroldriven model should not neglect to examine with care this product of a Continental constructor of such repute. STEAM WAGONS.
Five-ton Foden. Stand 7.
The original five-ton steel-tired Foden steam wagon is represented by a very smart-looking model, which is for delivery to Mr. T. T. Lawton, one of the most successful motor-haulage contractors in Lancashire. The Foden live-Loonier is its own advertisement of this company on the streets and highways, and little we could include in a notice of this length would add to its reputation. Visitors are certain to be interested in this representative model of British construction. It is an economical and steady steam-maker and consumer.
Foden (Three-Ton). Stand 7.
A. smart little three-ton rubber-tired Ioden is a useful object lesson in regard to this class of development. The machine is for delivery to the Royal Well Brewery Co., Ltd., of Malvern : it has the usual law-sided lorry body which brewers frequently adopt. Little has been altered of late years on the Foden, but we note further detail improvements of the engine lubrication system.
Garrett. Stand 24.
Richard Garrett and horns, Ltd., has decided to rely upon one fine example of its steam-wagon practice to represent it at the Show. It is not too high praise to say that the particular machine which is shown—in contrast to many other exhibits, it was ready very early—is one
of the most-effectively staged in the whole of the City Hall. Quite apart from its many excellent structural features, the Garrett rubber-tired threetonner (the tires, by the way, are fine large-sectioned Polacks) is exceptionally well finished and makes a brave show with its smart paintwork, ample mudguards, bright bra.sswork, and the provision of almost luxurious accessories.
Garrett's are comparatively newcomers to Lancashire, but it. is certain that this wagon will make a special appeal to users in the county where steam has such a strong hold.
The Garrett superheater, the use of piston valves, and nearlyother details oi design peculiar to this model will, we feel sure, be readily pointed out to the interested visitor by Mr. C. E. Holden, the Manchester representative of the company, who is in charge of the stand during the week. This three-tonner is for delivery to Wilfrid Mills (late John Kemp), haulage contractor, of Wellington Street, Oldham. It has the customary fiat platform body with ample area.
Sentinel. Stand 18.
One machine quite well suffices to uphold Alley and MacLellan's steam-wagon reputation at City Hall. A 6-ton Sentinel of the unique design popularized by that maker is staged. It is of standard pattern and is a fifth repeat order for Greenall, Whitley and Co., Ltd., the wellknown brewer, of Warrington. The vertical boiler, of special construction. with superheater coil, and the two-cylinder simple engine driving direct by chain to the back axle, are two of the more important features of a. well-tested model which is unlike any other steamer which is constructed in this country.
MOTOR FIRE ENGINES.
Dennis. Stand 3.
A commercial-vehicle show would hardly be considered complete nowadays without a Dennis fire-engine. A fine example is staged at Manchester ; it is the second order for the city of Leeds. It is of this maker's 60 h.p. four-cylinder 400-gallon pump class, and carries a long 65 ft. escape. This machine is particularly interesting as it carries, in place of the customary chemical first-aid equipment, an auxiliary gear-driven Albanytype pump which pumps at about 100 lb. pressure, through the first-aid hose reel. The turbine pump is primed by twin air pumps. Blcx.k tires are fitted.
Leyland. Stand 15.
We are glad to record that the Leyland works has despatched a fine example of its fire-engine construction to the Show, and this is staged on Stand 13. It is of the 45 h.p. four-cylinder type, and, as with other examples of this maker's fire-pumping plant, has a Rees Roturbo pump. The machine is to be delivered to the Hobart Fire Brigade, and will be imported by Robert Nettlefold, Macquarie Street, Hobart. The auxiliary pump-priming set is a structural feature which should he noticed with care. The whole fire engine is fitted throughout according to latest practice in regard to fire-fighting plant, and it has the necessary superstructure to carry a full-sized escape, although this is not shown in position. All its wheels are shod with T-pattern Continentals. Avon. Stand 48.
A. comprehensive supply of this maker's tires is shown on the stand in the right-hand bottom corner of the Show. These exhibits range in section from 65 mm. to 160 mm. Particular attention is directed to the B pattern solid-band tire, a product which is meeting with quite a favourable reception from Northern users.
Connolly. Stand 45.
In view of the wretched weather conditions prevailing at the present time, -users will be particularly interested in the winter treads for which this maker has achieved a well-deserved reputation. Adjoining these specimens will he found a sample of the diagonal type non-skid tire which has been proved so satisfactory under hard-wearing conditions. A large selection of the Connolly Co.'s ordinary band type of tire is also on view. One tire is shown fitted to an Airless Resilient wheel which has placed a record of 14,268 miles to its credit. Readers who are not familiar with this wheel will have an opportunity of inspecting a model which has one of the side-flanges removed, showing the method of spring suspension employed. This company is doing an increasing business with the Boulanger wheel; we are able to illustrate it on page 553.
Coventry Chain. Stand 35.
Visitors will he interested in the two specimens of final chain-drives exhibited on this stand_ These consist of a roller and a noiseless chain respectively. Readers who are users of such products, and who have not previously given great attention to the methods by which chain strength and efficiency are obtained, will take the opportunity of familiarizing themselves with the constructional details on which so much thought and ingenuity have been expended. Ranged round the stand will be found specimens of camshaft and magneto chain-drives, which have been adopted by many of the leading engine makers.
Dook.Swain. Stand 39.
Situated in its own district, this maker will no doubt receive visits from many friends to its stand where a large range of Hercules tires is to be seen. Specimens of all sections of them from W mm. to 160 mm., are on exhibition, and users should experience no difficulty in obtaining information calculated to be of the greatest assistance to them in the shoeing of power-driven road vehicles. Many commercial-motor manufacturers of note have testified to the satisfactory wearing qualities of the Dook-Swain products.
Dunlop. Stand 44.
A selection of the famous Dunlop solid tires which have been taken from service after having achieved very high mileages is on view on this stand. Tire No. 13,681 which was fitted to one of the buses of the Metropolitan Steam Omnibus Co., Ltd., ran over 36,940 miles, and is not entirely without serViceable properties even now. A second tire fitted to a similar vehicle covered 36,588 miles.
Many users, of course, are aware that the road condition* in London are in no way to be compared with the much
heavier highway service required in the northern districts, and in view of this fact it is not without interest to record that one of the Dunlop tires fitted to a three-ton lorry in the service of the L. and N.-W. Rly. Co.. has already completed 19,295 miles of running. Electric and Ordnance. Stand 56
A prominent feature of this stand is the fine display of Vickers axles incorporating the use of patent Timken roller bearings. Intending purchasers will, no doubt, after examining the general finish of this work minutely, bear its excellence in mind when ordering new vehicles. A second application of Timken roller bearings consists of a complete backaxle. with worm and ditarential, together with the brake &inns; A pyramid, on which a large range of Timken bearings is displayed, will interest potential users. These productions will be known as " Vickers. '
Howes and Burley. Stand 40.
A display of lamps, horns, and generators, intended particularly for service on industrial motor vehicles, is attractively arranged. We would particularly call our readers' attention to the self-contained headlamp. This is fitted with two strong side lugs which are designed to obviate risk of breakage through vibration. The carbide is contained in a circular chamber integral with the rearmost portion of the lamp, the water being contained in an upper chamber. The system of using a bracket on each side of the lamp has also been adopted on the japanned-iron side lamps, both of the oil Incl acetylene types.
Fried. Krupp. Stand 45.
Visitors will expend considerable time if they pay the attention to the products at this stand demanded by their excellence. Probably the work on which most admiration will be lavished are the heavy stampings and forgings. These consist of axles, crankshafts, wheel blanks, clutch cases, connecting rods, etc. Engineers, particularly, will appreciate some of the machined work here to be seen. On the right-hand side of the stand will be found a number of forgings, both in the rough and finished states which have been subjected to severe bending and other strains. What were originally crankshafts have been twisted to such an extent as to be barely recognizable at all; even under the closest inspection no signs of cracking or force can be detected in these samples. Onthe left-hand side of the stand a number of springs for heavy vehicles is displayed, and attention is drawn to the clever method of locking the spring leaves which this maker has adopted. This consists of a small bead running down the centre of the underside of each leaf. These, of course, drop into position in nest of cups fashion, and when in use each bead locks the leaf under it, so preventing sideways movement of the springs under distress or sudden shecks.
North British. Stand 38, A selection of the North British Clincher tires is here on exhibition, and no doubt the great feature of interest will be the specimen tires taken from vehicles in everyday service which show an extremely high mileage. Wheels of many 817As, to which these productions are fitted, are on view, In addition, a large range of the Ducashle tires is to be seen, and visitors will experience little difficulty in selecting a suitable type designed with their particular requirements in view: Peter Union. Stand 47.
The central and most attractive feature of this stand is a display of the celebrated Peter Union band tire. Visitors will take steps to acquaint themselves with the high quality of these exhibits. The steel rims on which these tires are fitted are interesting as showing the high class of material and strength required for this purpose. A seeod display of steel-studded, ribbed, reinforced, and plain-tread pneumatic tires is a feature on the stand. Unpuncturable bands for taxicab use, and also for light vehicles, undoubtedly possess a considerable attraction fur the users of quick-service vehicles.
Hans Renold. Stand 29.
This well-known maker has on view an interesting display of roller and silent chains for use on commercial vehicles. The application of these products is illustrated by a combination of drawings and the actual chains, which are shown in two large-sized frames on 'both sides of
the stand. Camshaft drives, and the methods of chain adjustment employed thereon, are illustrated in both cases. The centre of the stand is occupied by a large roller chain intended for final drive on the heaviest of road vehicles. The 21 in. and 24 in. pitch chains, which are so much used on five-ton steam wagons, are also to be seen.
Shrewsbury and Challiner. Stand 55.
It is only to be expected that a maker of such renown should make a great display of its tires at a Manchester Show. A large range of the " Giant" and " World" band tires, both of the single and the twin type is on view on this stand. In addition, a heavy side-flanged wheel fitted with a twin-type " World " tire is on exhibition, as are several samples of the cross-ribbed tire, which are in great demand by reason of their nonskidding properties. A special type of heavy cross-ribbed tire is staged. This is intended by its Maker for service on fire-engines. Several excellent testimonials with regard to this departure have already been received from the chiefs of English brigades.
St. Helens Cable. Stand 46.
Users who are at all well acquainted with the various types of solid tines will not be total strangers to the attractive if unconventional advertisements which have emanated from this well-known Lancashire manufacturer. Some few of the original drawings are exhibited on the stand at the City Hall. The visitor, having enjoyed his laugh, will pay his attention to the comprehensive display of tires on view. Users of light machines will have their attention directed to the Cairn sectional tire, of which the St. Helens Cable Co. has acquired the sole rights. Each section of this tyre is held to the feline by three bolts, and it also has three moulded air-spaces. This gives the much-to-be-desired quality of coolness in running and, at the same time, a considerable amount of resiliency. The products are guaranteed on the usual conditions for a distance of 8000 miles.
Steel Barrel Co. Stand 40.
The exhibit of principal interest on this stand is the petrol-storage tank which is shown fitted up and ready for service. The main bulk of the spirit is stored in an enclosed underground tank, and is pumped into the overhead tank by means of a semi-rotary pump. The upper tank is equipped with a glass gauge from which the height of spirit can readily be seen. From overhead the fuel is taken through a turncock by means of a length of armoured hose to the fuel tank on the. chassis. This system has been passed by the Weigbts and Measures Department, as being of exact measure. The use of such an appliance enables the quantity of petrol taken to be accurately registered. The welded steel drums, inlet-pipes, and such like manufacturers on exhibition, will be familiar to many visitors.
Leo Swain. Stand 54.
Many of our readers are aware that Mr. Leo Swain is the managing agent in the Manchester district for the Polack Tire and Rubber Co., Ltd. Tires which have done very satisfactory mileages on the G.P.O. mail vans during -the last few months are on view on the Swain stand. The doyen of the exhibit is one particular tire which has arhiered a record of 17,440 miles of running. It should not be overlooked that road conditions in this district are considerably more severe than they are in the London district. The prospective purchaser of heavy tires will, of course, pay attention to the Polack solids of varying sections which are shown fitted to wheels ef the Foden type. A large block of Para rubber in its raw state, the material from which the Polack products are manufactured, will not be without its peculiar interest. Many of the exhibits at the City Hall are shod with this maker's tires.
Wallington, Weston. Stand 32.
Here the well-known Frome tires are on view, and visitors will have an oppor tunity of discussing the merits of these productions, and also of making them selves acquainted with the opinions of users in many parts of the country, expressed in the form of written testimony. The maker claims that these products are distinguished for resilience and reliability, and surely a tire manufacturer can aim no higher. A fine range of Fromes is to be seen. Considering that this company has had 10 years experience of solidtire manufacture, it is not to be wondered at that its products rank high. Acetylene Illuminating. Stand 83.
A great advance has been made of recent years in the art of welding the metals used in the engines, transmissiongear, and other metallic parts of a complete motor vehicle. It is not a far cry to the time when a slightly-cracked cylinder meant for a vehicle owner a heavy expense. This was particularly serious when two or four cylinders were cast en bloc, the whole having to be scrapped owing to a slight flaw in one. This company demonstrates its oxyacetylene process from time to time during the Show.
The 15 h.p. Austin van. Brown Bros. Stand 124.
It is difficult to point out on this stand any exhibit which stands pre-eminently above the other accessories staged. All the accessories shown have some peculiar claim on the attention of the users. If we were pressed, however, as to our opinion, we should be inclined to plump for the 13rolt lighting set, which is prominently placed in the centre of the stand. The Autoclipse electric and gas lamps must also be included, and attention should be given to the Gabriel Snubbers and the Raybestos brake and clutch lining.
Continental. Stand 119.
This company is particularly proof of the constructional simplicity of its twin-tire rim. In order to dismount this fitting, it is necessary to unscrew five nuts. The flange can then be removed, and a large rim taken off. Next, a wedge band which lies on the binding rim is removed, and a second rim pressed from its position. This detachable rim is of great service for delivery vans having a load capacity up to 30 cwt. We are informed that this maker's wellknown "T" pattern solid band tire is often averaging double the guaranteed mileage in the Manchester district. We are asked to inform our readers that wheel-building facilities are possessed by the company's Manchester depot,
Ferodo. Stand 128.
Many visitors are well acquainted with the Foredo made by the Frood Co., and therefore there is no necessity for us to enter into any detailed description as to its composition or method of manufacture. It is sufficient to say that the mileages recorded on clutches and brakes recently are maintaining the high standard of the last few years. Ferodo is being used in increasing quantities by motorbus, railway, and other important concerns.
Lynton Wheel. Stand 143.
Specimens of this Lancashire-nide wheel, embodying the latest type of construction, are on view. Visitors will have a chance to become acquainted with its constructional simplicity.
S. Smith and Son. Stand 108.
The problem of accurately registering the speed of motor-driven vehicles becomes more •pressing day by day. On the stand of this concern will be found examples of the well-known centrifugal type of speedometer, which registers up to 30 m.p.h., and which has been designed for use on heavy motor goods and passenger vehicles. the "AL." generator, as used in such large numbers on the motorbuses owned by the London General Omnibus Co., Ltd., is also exhibited.
Price. Stand 100.
Visitors will find this maker's exhibit to consist of a range of oils, fats, lubricants, greases, soaps, and similar products calculated to be of service both to the private and commercial user of motor vehicles.
Rushmore. Stand 140.
We understand from this maker that it is receiving an increasing number of orders from users of commercial vehicles of all descriptions. The Rushmore generator maintains its popularity, and lamps of the same make are, of conrse, known by reason of their hard-wearing properties and their reliability.
Rotax. Stand 105.
Many users of vehicles operating in the more remote and smaller country towns have little idea of the improvements made from time to time in the construction of detail fittings and accessories for light delivery vehicles. On the Rotax stand a large range of up to date fittings is to be seen.
Vacuum. Stand 115.
This maker, of course, specializes in its series of oils and greases for use on motor vehicles. Visitors will again have an opportunity of examining the different brands which are on view, in suitable packages.
Vandervell. Stand 148.
The C.A.V. lighting set remains unchanged in its general design. A little detail improvement which goes far to secure perfection has been adopted. This consists of a simple switch-locking device, which makes it difficult for the lighting to be tampered with, should the vehicle be left standing in the road while the driver is delivering or receiving orders.
Wakefield. Stand 123.
The lubricant known as " Castrol" is on view at this stand, and one of the company's representatives is in attendance to answer all questions as to the selection of satisfactory lubricants for use on motor vehicles. Several other brands of oils and lubricants are exhibited.