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Page 22, 29th January 1924 — THE SCOTTISH MOTOR SHOW.
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Fully Illustrated Description of the Commercial Vehicle Exhibits. Notable Designs in Passenger Bodies and Goods Vehicles. Details of the Latest Productions.

LAST. FRIDAY marked the opening, by the Duke of Atho11, at the Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, of the twenty-second Scottish Show, which is being held despite the manifold difficulties caused by the railway strike, both as regards the transport of the exhibits and of the public for whom the vehicles are being displayed.

It is fortunate for the commercial side of the Scottish motor industry that it does not have to depend quite 80 much upon the man in the street as does the private branch, for the man who requires a motor vehicle for his business is not likely to be so easily deterred from this valuable opportunity of comparing makes and types as is the potential private car buyer, therefore those who attend from distant parts may be considered as really valuable "prospects "—to borrow a term from our American contemporaries:

This year's Show is probably the most valuable which has ever been held at the other side of the Border, for it includes vehicles which represent the accumulation of the two years' experience which

elapsed between the last two .Olympia Shuns. Certainly, a Scottish Show was held last year, but many of the Olympia models had not made their appearance at that time, and for the majority of our northern brothers this is the first opportunity for seeing and comparing them which has been afforded. Its importance can be gauged from the fact that there are 25 exhibitors of commercial vehicles of all types representing some 31 different makes, and although, in certain cases, not all the vehicles which it was intended to stage could be sent in time, many manufacturers have several of their products on view, thus making the Show, as a whole, thoroughly representative.

For those who have not already visited the Show, but intend doing so, we point out that it is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m_ and closes on Saturday next. The prices of admission are :—Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 5s., and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Is. ; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2s. 0d., and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., is. ; other days, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 2s. 6d., and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., is.

Peric Motor Co., Ltd, A.E.C: Stand No. 127.

It is difficult to say which is the most striking of the A.E.C. exhibits shown by this company. There are, however, two of outstanding interest. These are the latest type douLledeck N.S. bus and the tractor portion of the new A.E.C. tractor. The latter is a remarkable piece of engineering design, with a four-cylindered engine of 135 mm. bore and 170 ram. stroke, with the cylinders cast in pairs. To ensure easy starting, Delco coil ignition is utilized. Power is conveyed through a. Ferodo-faced cone clutch to a four-speed gear. box mounted on the same stout sub-frame as the engiue. Them is a massive cross-member hoe sing the spherical joint of the combined radius and torque tube, the final drive being by overhead worm gearing in an extendea pot-type axle casing. An unusual feature is the suspension of the rear of the frame from the turntable by four double-opposed volute springs. the turntable itself being carried direct on the axle by long semi-elliptic springs.

The N.S.-type bus has a 35 h.p. engine and a capacity for 52 passengers. The principal features of this vehicle are its low centre of gravity and lead line, obtained by the use of internal gear drive to the rear wheels and a frame which is arched over the axle.

Another very interesting exhibit is the new 2-ton chassis with a 28 h.p. engine constructed with the cylinder jacket and crankcase in one piece. The gearbox gives four speeds forward, and provision is made for a power take-off. There is an internal-expanding transmissionbrake and enclosed cardan joints on the open tubular propeller -. shaft : leading to the overhead worm gearing.' finderslung springs are used for the rear axle.

The chassis weight is 2 tons, 6 cwt., the wheelbase 12 ft., and the track 5 ft. 1 in. C.A.V. lighting is fitted as standard.

There is also shown a 5-type A.E.C. engine carried :separately on a stand. The features of this engine are aluminium alloy pistons, enclosed foolproof governor. Peel-Conner impulse starter and three-point adjustable chain drive for the camshaft and snag. neto. The combined pump and fan are driven by a V-belt.

C38 Crerar's Coach Works. Stand No. 166.

Berliet, Cottin et Desgouttes, Lancia.

On this stand is to be found a most comprehensive exhibit, including several different makes. The first is a 15-cwt.. Berliet chaseis with a 20 h.p. unitconstructed engine and gearbox, four speeds, central con. trol and helical bevel final drive. The. foot brake acts on the transmission, the hand brake on the rear wheels. Next there is a 2-ton Cottin et Desgouttes chassis with four-wheel brakes all operated by font, separate hand brake for the rear wheels and a separate control for the transmission brake. The engine is a four-cylinclered monobloc with centri

fugal pump circulation, Autovac petrol feed and a self-stieter with enclosed drive to the flywheel. The crankcase and the lower half of the gearbox are bolted together and four speeds are provided, the final drive being via cardan shaft• to a double-reduction spur and bevel axle with a very long torque member.

Another chassis of the same make is

shown carrying a 14-seater, coach body with roll-over sides and rug rails, the backs of the seats being panelled in grained wood. A spare wheel is concealed within the back panel, and there is a toolbox within the off-side running board.

Next to this is a 14-seater Berliet chassis, the hood of which, when down, is secured by metal straps tightened by cam-action levers. This vehicle is nicely finished in chocolate colour. The Berliet has proved an extremely reliable vehicle, and is used to a considerable extent for. touring in difficult country.

The last of the exhibits is an 18 seater Lancia open conch, also with rollover sides. A new feature of this vehicle is that the off-side running board lifts up, disclosing a concealed spare wheel and toolbox. The equipment includes rug rail and Macintosh cord tyres, and, the special hood is provided with drip gutters along the sides, which conduct any water to the rear.

All the bodies referred to have been built by Crerar's Coach Works, and are very creditable examples of highclass coachwork, which embody many practical and ingenious features. John I. Thornycroft and Co., Ltd. Stand No. 125..

The display of Thornycroft vehicles constitutes one of the best in the Show; it consists of a saloon bus, a 'box van, a platform lorry and a six-wheeled tractor-lorry, which had not arrived on the stand before our departure. The bus is a 32-seater on a 50 h.p. type J chassis, built to the sixth repeat Order of the Aberdeen Corporation. It is equipped with the new engine, which was exhibited for the first time at Olympia' and which has proved remarkably economical in service.

As regards the box van, this is a 2-ton 30 h.p. B.T. type, built to the repeat order of Charles Jenner and Co., the wellknown: furnishers, of Edinburgh. The chassis is identical with that which won the Dewar Trophy for "-the most meritorious performance of the year" in 1921 after a ten-day .R.A.C. trial with full load.

The platform lorry is a type J 4-tonner, built for T. Usher and Sons, Ltd.

In the tractor-lorry use is made of a standard J-type chassis with Shortened wheelbase, and the total load capacity is BItons.

other items of interest On the stand are various specimens of component parts and one of the new 59 h.p.' engines.

Visitors to the stand will remember the wonderful performance of a Thornycroft lorry, which, with a load of 6; tons, completed a 1,000-mile R.A.C. trial shortly before the Olympia Show and gave 123.34 ton-miles per gajlon—a record, 18 per cent, better than the previous best in R.A.C. trials.

Albion Motor Car Co., Ltd. Stand No. 128.

Few makers can claim to have had the vast experience in commercial vehicle design which is embodied in the five axamples of Albion productions staged by this famous company. The outstanding exhibits are, undoubtedly, the special 30-cwt. subsidy chassis and the 19-seater Viking coach ; but in addition to these are a 25-cwt. box van, on solid tyres, to which pneumatics can be fitted if required; a 2-ton slat' sided lorry built for the Scottish Oil Agency, Glasgow, for p.rrying tins of petrol; a 32 h.p. platform lorry having the improved Mark 2 engine, giving 10 per cent. to 15 per cent. morepower and a decrease of nearly 20 per cent. in fuel consumption ; and a 24 hp. 21-seater one-man-controlled bus with extra long springs and supercushion tyres on the front wheels.

The subsidy chassis follows Albion standard design in its main features. which is only natural in view of the fact that the subsidy specification was largely based upon this type. The four-cylinder engine is three-point mounted on crossbearers and has two detachable cylinder heads. A short subframe is used for the four-speed gearbox, and the final drive

is by open eardan shaft, with oilproof joints, to overhead worm gearing contained in an axle of remarkably strong design, but light weight. Towing links and a spring towing hook are provided, the frame being cross-braced for the latter. A most important point in connection with this chassis is that it is now accepted for the subsidy when fitted with solid tyres, thus greatly increasing the monetary advantage to the buyer.

The company are now catering for the high-class market in passenger vehicles, and their Viking coach gives the private-car standard of comfort, combined with most graceful lines and a high finish. It has long springs, a. wheelbase of 14 ft., and a low load line, necessitating only one step, combined with a ground clearance of 10 ins, below the axles and 11 ins, for the undershield. The example staged is upholstered in brown and painted Vauxhap blue, whilst the seat backs are covered with brown carpeting. Giant pneu maties, 34 ins. by 3 ins., are fitted as standard, and the whole appearance is enhanced by the round-fronted radiator,

with the new nameplate and the black waterproof hood. .

Hailers Industrial Motors, Ltd. Stand No. 148.

The four exhibits staged by this well-known Scottish company consist of a 60-75 h.p. fire-engine of 500-600 gallons output, a 35 h.p. P. type six-cylinder with platform body, a 22-seater one-man-controlled bus on the 25 h.p. chassis, and another 25 h.p. chassis equipped as a two-stage tower wagon.

The last-mentioned vehicle presents certain unusual features and is of special interest, as it was equipped in the workshops of the Glasgow Corporation .Tramways, The extended height is 20 ft. and closed height 12 ft., whilst the platform can swing round and be fixed in any desired position; novelty is displayed in the collapsable platform rails. A hand-operated winch gear with ratchets controls the extending frame. To afford protection to the personnel the sides aye closed in, and the men climba short ladder and pass through a trapdoor in the roof of the cab. The -vehicle is intended for fast einergency work and is equipped with giant pneumatics, whilst the three-piece tower gives low centre of gravity while travelling. •

Halley fire-engines enjoy a well-merited popularity, and The example shOwn is a fine piece of work, with a body built to carry 10 men and 1,500 ft. of hose; the doors of the hose compartment have been greatly enlarged to facilitate with-. drawing. The body is in one with the driver's seat, and there is a front compartment for knee or an emergency tank. There is a, hot-water-heated induction ystein for the engine, which develops 60-70 bh-p., and a Phithrin distributor is used in addition to the magneto, this distributor being particularly accessible. The auxiliary drive box for the Drysdale turbine pump is immediately in front of the gearbox, and a special cone clutch brings the priming-air pump into action.

The bus has an entrance controlled by a toggle-operated door at the front near side and an emergency door at the rear. It is built for the Lanarkshire Tramway e Co., and is the eighth repeat order. C.A.V. lighting is included.

Rossleigh, Ltd. Dennis. Stand No. 144.

This company stage two Dennis chassis—the 2-24-tonner and the model which aroused so much interest at Olympia when exhibited there for the first time. It is a very creditable effort to produce a British-built vehicle for light goods and passenger transport at a price which will enable it to compete with foreign machines. Use is made of the highest-grade materials only, and the result, of this and careful design is a chassis weighing only 23 cwt., and with a 20 h.p. engine which requires only one gallon of petrol per 20 miles and one gallon of oil per 800 miles. The design of the larger chassis is based upon that of the successful 3L-4-ton subsidy model, and embodies not only the experience acquired with the latter type, but is also designed—as the outcome of the world tour made by Sir Raymond Dennis—to meet, the exacting conditions overseas. It is interesting to note that over 500 of this type have been: supplied to the leading oil companies during the past 20 months.

Rennie Motors, Ltd. Dennis. Stand No. 151.

Considering the fact that, over 100 Dennis fire-engines are in the service of the London Fire Brigade alone, and that the company were the first successfully to adopt the turbine pump for fire fighting, considerable interest is attached to the new 60-70 h.p. 500-600-gallon are-engine shown on this stand. The patent turbine pump is constructed of gunmetal throughout. and is some 8 cwt. lighter than the ordinary service pump of similar capacity.

For those who require a smaller maebine there is the hand or trailer pump, which is of the same type, bet with a. capacity of 250-500 gallons per minute. The pump is connected to an engine of special design and mounted on a two'wheeled undercarriage.

Two other exhibits of considerable interest are the Dennis motor lawn-mowers in 24-in. and 30-in. cutting cylinder sizes. These machines are thoroughly. well built and possess several distinctive features, including an automatic oiling devise, separate clutches for roller and cutting cylinders, and differential gear on the main rollers, Each embodies a particularly silent four-stroke-cycle engine of 4 h.p., which is very easy to-start. Trailer seats can be provided for the operators if required.

Scottish Motor Traction Co., Ltd. Stand No, 131.


There are four Citroan vehicles on this stand, of which the most striking is the new 11.4 h.p. London-type taxicab with English body and chassis specially constructed to conform ta the requirements of Scotland Yard.

Next Comes the half-sectioned 7.5 h.p. car, which has already aroused SO much interest in Paris and London, and by which even the uninitiated can gather a fair idea of how a motor vehicle is built.

The other commercial exhibits are a 7.5 h.p. light van to carry loads of 2!., cwt., an 11.4 h.p. 7-cwt. delivery van, and a similar chassis fitted with a farmer's wagon body of the " Normandy '! type. This wagon has two seats at the front, the cushion and, back of the passenger's seat 'being movable to give access to the rear compartment, which is panelled irt varnished wood and provided with a hinged tailboard, the whole vehicle being protected by a hood.

The Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co. {1906), Ltd.

• Stand No. 129.

A close examination of the five vehicles shewn-on this stand will well repay the visitor, for the Vulcan has achieved a most satisfactory reputation for reliability and economical running, particularly in the matter of passenger transport, and it is; therefore, meet that we should deal first with the

26-passenger public-service salonn bus, which is so arranged that it can be operated by one man or with a conductor, as required.

There are rear-side front doors controlled by a lever, which also folds the lower step when the door is closed, and there is a double door at the near-side rear which may be secured when it is desired that, the vehicle should be under the control of one man.

The interior is divided into two compartments by a sliding door, the front having seats facing forward, in pairs, the rear seats round the sides. The windows can be dropped as required, and there are adjustable ventilators over them. Adequate lighting is afforded by a 12-volt set..

For municipal and contractors • work there, is a 2-ton threeway tipping wagon with twin ram Bromiiow and Edwards • gear, tipping being performed in 25 seconds. A convenience is that the tailboard can swing either from the top or bottom, whilst the sides are made in two parts, the top being hinged to the body rail and the lower forming a guide to convey , the load clear of the road wheels. The vehicle is equipped with a fully enckrsed cab, which Offers adequate protection to the driver, The third exhibit is a 20.26-cwt, tradesman's van on pneumatic tyres ancl with mahogany panels reinforced with glued canvas. There are double rear doors and a large sliding door in the driver's partition.

. Last comes a 30-cwt.general purpose lorry, but this had not actually arrived on the stand when we left.

Glasgow and Paris Motor Co., Ltd. Stand No, 143.

Delahaye, Latil, Star, Of particular interest on this stand is the 2-ton frontdriven Latil -low-loading vehicle, in Which the frame is -.dropped to the rear and inSwept at the front. The rear axle is cranked and provided with overslung springs. The front construction somewhat resembles the Renault, so far as appearances only are concerned.

It has a four-cylinder monobloc. engine with a vernier plate coupling to the magneto., in Addition to a flexible steel Coupling. Cooling water is circulated by a centrifugal pump, and there is a centrifugal governor acting on the throttle. The radiator, which is situated behind the engine, is provided with a turbine-type fan. driven from a large pulley in front of the flywheel.

Centre control is provided for the four-speed gearbox, and the drive to the front wheels is conveyed through short cardan shafts and spur gears, a differential .being included in the gearbox. Single pneumatic tyres and disc wheels are used all round.

The Delahaye traveller's brougham of 15-cwt. capacity is a fine piece of work. There is a fold-up seat inside for the traveller, and two shelves one narrow and one wide, running across the body. A Yale lock is fitted in the wide door, an there is a special folding step at the rear. The driver's pant is totally enclosed with two doors and drop windows. The front seat is of full width and well upholstered. The body of this vehicle was built by W. Park and Sons, Ltd., of Glasgow.

There is also a 2-ton Delahaye van built for the City Bakery. This is.fitted up with shelves and double doors at the rear. The chassis has a four-cylinder engine, leather cone clutch, four-speed gearbox as a separate unit, open propeller shaft drive to a straight-tooth bevel gear ; one brake on the transmission, and the other acting on the rear-wheel drums. The second Latil is rear-wheel driven, and carries a 30cwt. float body. This also has a low load line, d•btained by the use of a bevel and differential gear suspended from the frame, and short shaft drive to spur gearing in the wheels.

On the same stand is a Rochet-Schneider 18-seater open coach, with central gear change, monobloc engine, leather cone clutch, four-speed -gearbox, transmission brake, open propeller shaft, and final drive by bevel gearing.

The Star vehicle had, unfortunately, not arrived before our departure.

D. Carlaw and Sons, Ltd. G.M.C. Stand No. 152.

What, would appear to be the most interesting exhibit on this stand had, unfortunately, not arrived at, the time of our visit. This is a 16-seater open coach with a maximum width of 6 ft_., thus rendering it. suitable for the roads in the Trossacbs.

The chassis utilized is the 30-cwt. K.16 type on pneumatic tyres, but a somewhat similar chassis with a longer wheelbase was on the stand. This has a. four-cylinder monobloc engine with drive through a Remy dynamo to the magneto, a hotspot in the induction system and a water pump driven from an extension of the fan spindle. Unit construction is employed for engine and gearbox, and there is an electric starter with enclosed drive acting on the flywheel. As is usual with unit construction, centre change is employed. Power is con veyed through a two-piece propeller shaft to a bevel-gear rear axle, the rear-wheel drums being provided with external and internal brakes.

Armour and Melvin. S.P.A. Stand No. 164.

The only vehicle ef this make on show at the time of our visit was the 30 h.p. chassis for 40-60-cwt. loads or 20-26 passengers, but we were informed that a 20 h.p. 20-seater coach was expected.

The chassis has a polished brass honeycomb radiator, a fourcylinder monobloc engine with detachable head and Whittle belt drive to a large two-bladed fan. The magneto and water pump are positioned across the front of the engine. Unit construction is employed for the engine and gearbox, which latter provides tour speeds.

The propeller shaft is carried in a tube forming an extension of the axle casing, and there is a contracting transmission brake with cam action. Underslung springs are employed at the rear, and there are two enclosed rear wheel brakes.

HenZry and Co., Ltd. Stand No. 149.

Dodge Brothers.

The exhibits staged on this stand include a 17-24 h.p. Dodge Brothers panel van to carry .a load of 15 cwt. ; a 30-cwt, Graham Bros. chassis fitted with a Dodge Brothers power unit ; a 16-seater open coach on a Graham Bros, chassis and a 16-seater saloon bus, also on a chassis of the same make.

The saloon coach is-one of the best examples of what may he termed the hotel type of vehicle which we have yet seen. The seats are arranged along the sides so that the passengers faze in rows of eight. The roof is of the clerestory type, with neat ventilators, and giving ample headroom. Each set of four ventilaters is manipulated by a single rod, locked by a simple thumb-screw. Additional strength is Riven by two pillars, which also act as steadiers for the passengers There is a door at each side at the front end, and a rear door for emergency purposes; the passenger. entrance is by the near-side front door, the gangway being provided with a spring seat. Four electric lights are provided for the interior. The whole body is finished in maroon outside. The seats are thoroughly well upholstered in good quality cloth, and the builders are Hoods and Bodies, Ltd.

The bare chassis, which is built to carry 30-cwt. loads, has the 17-24 1.p. Dodge Brothers power unit. It is. of the fourcylindered monobloc type with detachable head. The threespeed gearbox is built on to the engine, and there is a twopiece propeller shaft conveying the drive to spiral-bevel gearing in a vertical double-banjo-axle casing. Internal,expanding brakes act on the rear-wheel drums.

, The van body is also built by Hoods and Bodies, Ltd. It is panelled in Sundeala and has access to the load from the front as well as the rear, J. Ross and Sons. . Karrfer. Stand No. 149.

Two passenger vehicles (one a bus and the other a coach), a,3-ton, lorry and the new 25-cwt. Z-type chassis comprise the Karrier exhibit staged by this concern.

The 21-seater bus is of the one-man-operated type, which has been built to meet the increasing demand for this class of vehicle. It has a single folding door, operated by links from the driver's seat, and an emergency door at the rear.

The seats are arranged in pairs, except for the five at the back, the centre one of which can be removed if it is at any time necessary to use the rear door. There is a partition between the driver and passengers, but this is not carried right across, and leaves a gangway for ingress and egress. Hand rails are provided along the roof, and drop ventilators are fitted all round above the windows proper. The upholstering is well carried out, and further comfort is provided hy the use of spring-back seats. A neat fitting is the small door at the right of the driver, which permits driving signals. The equipment includes C.A.V. lighting. The interior finish is in varnished natural wood, whilst on the outside there are maroon side panels with white tops.

The other passenger vehicle is a 30-seater Superbe coach, which is a most handsome example of high-class coach design.

The power unit of the Z-type chassis is a four-cylinder monobloc with detachable bead, developing 22 bhp. at 1,250 r.p.m. Efficient carburation is afforded by connecting the carburetter to the cylinder by a hot-spot induction pipe. Water circulation is thermo-siphonic through: a gilled-tube radiator,

The gearbox is mounted on the rear flange of the engine crankcase and gives four speeds forward, the drive to it being taken through a multiple-disc clutch. Behind the gearbox is a powerful contracting foot brake, and there are expanding shoes in the rear drums. The drive is carried through a long, tubular propeller shaft, provided with two Hardy joints, to an overhead worm gear carried in a pressedsteel horizontal banjo axle.

D. McNeil, Ltd: Rhode Stand No. 133, An example of the Rhode light an is to be found here. The first point which strikes the observer is the very. adequate manner in which the driver is protected by a double windscreen and side curtains to the two doers. A curious point, is that the door satch handles are inside, and to obtain ingress the hand is inserted through a flap in either side curtain. There is a hinged seat at the side of the driver, giving better access to the interior of the body, which is also provided with double rear doors.

The power unit is a neat four-eylindered monobloc with overhead valves and camshaft, and a most accessible magneto driven from the last-named. The engine and gearbox are unitconstructed, and three speeds are provided, the gear lever being centrally situated. .Carclan drive is provided to the rear axle. The springing is by quarterselliptics all round, and the equipment includes Brolt electric lighting.

Guy Motors, Ltd. Stand No. 126.

We were, unfortunately, compelled to leave the Show before an opportunity occurred for inspecting the Guy exhibits, but as particulars of these have been sent us by the makers, and we understand that all are now on view, we can give the following brief details " Possibly the most interesting of the vehicles is the new allweather 18-seater coach mounted on the 19.2 h.p. 30-cwt. chassis. This coach is provided with special side windows., which, together with the windscreen, give very effective pro. tection against draughts and, with the hood up, against wet or otherwise inclement weather. We reproduce a photograph ' of this machine. The engine is a four-cylinder of 88 min. bore and 120 ram. stroke. The vehicle is equipped with 880 mm.

• by 120 mm, pneumatic tyres, twins. being fitted at the rear.,

Another fine coach is a 20-seater, the appearance of sshieh is similar to an enlarged touring-ear, its exceptional low load

ing platform necessitating the use of one step only. The • ; chassis employed on this. model is the 25 h.p. type, weighing 33 cwt.., and with a wheelbase of 13 ft. 10 ins. This vehicle is also equipped with pneumatic tyres all round.

The third passenger chassis is a 20-seater one-man-operated bus, a type which-is increasing in popularity, and of which this company have supplied considerable -numbers.

The single example of a goods-carrying vehicle is a 25 cwt. box-van on the 18 h.p. chassis.

• An opportunity-for inspecting the design of the 30-cwt. model ia afforded by the exhibition of a polished chassis.

Mackay and Jardine, Ltd. Clyde. Stand No 132.

A really handsome example of the 30-cwt. van forms the most striking exhibit on this stand. It is built for T. Baird 'and Sons, drapers, and is equipped with Dunlop giant pneumatic tyres and disc wheels, with a spare wheel carried inside the vehicle. Full-length double doors are fitted at the rear, and there is a rail round the roof for carrying additional • goods. Particular attention has been paid to the comfort of the driver, the cab being totally enclosed. The equipment includes Bolt lighting and a Kellogg air primp for the tyres.

Another exhibit is a 30-cwt. platform lorry on solid tyres, the body of which was built by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society, Ltd. The driver's partition is fitted with two sliding panels, and the driver's seat has a well-upholstered squab. Dunlop super-cushion tyres are fitted all round on tubular spoked steel wheels.

The third -exhibit is a 30-cwt. bare chassis. It has a four. cylinder monobloc engine (a new feature of which is the use of a detachable head) and pump water circulation, the pump and magneto being driven in line. The magneto is a Simms, and is provided with the Simms vernier coupling. The engine and gearbox are unit constructed and there is a 12" plate dry clutch. The gearbox provides--three speeds, and it has central control. Totally enclosed universal joints are used for the open tubular propeller shaft, final drive being

• by overhead worm. Both brakes act on the rear-wheel drums; they are of the side-by-side internal-expanding type.

R. Y. Dickson. Renault. Stand No. 146.

Four striking Renault exhibits are to be found on this, stand. Of these the most handsome is the 18-seater coach finished in light green and with a bulbous-sided body, having doors to all seats and a step over the near-side rear wing: The upholstery is in dark green, and the seat backs are arched towards the centre, thus relieving the vehicle from the fiat-topped appearance which is so common. The seat backs are carpeted to prevent scratching, and the low build necessitates the use of one running board only. Michelin pneumatics are fitted all round, with twins at the rear.

The four-cylinder monobloc engine is rated at 17.9 h.p. it is of remarkably neat design, with cross-drive to the magneto and a starter above and in line with the front end of the crankshaft. It is interesting to note that this vehicle is provided with. a servo foot brake acting on all four wheels, also a hand brake on the transmission, and a third emergency hand brake on the rear wheels. .

The only bare chassis which is shown is a 30-cwt., which has the same power unit as the coach and pneumatic tyres. Points in design include a fan, flywheel, four-speed gearbox suspended from channel-steel cross-members, internal-expanding foot brake with the drum ribbed for cooling, enclosed propeller shaft, and lubrication of the front cardan shaft froin the off side of the chassis frame. There is. a double reduction rear axle of the bevel and spur type.

The other complete vehicles include two box vans, one of 5-cwt. capacity and the .other of 10 cwt., the first having an engine of 8.3 h.p. and the second of 13 .9 South Western Coach Works, Ltd. Fat. Stand No. 145.

This stand is the temporary home of the Fiat, of which the most striking example is, we consider, the 20. seater streamline coach which is painted in wine colour and upholstered in leather.

There is also a very neat 14-seater coach on the 15-20 h.p. chassis. This is finished in plum colour, and has bulbous sides with a step over the rear wing to give access to the door at that point. The seat backs are carpeted, following a practice which is now becoming general, and the equipment includes C.A.T. lighting and Miikelin sournatic tyres.

Macharg, Rennie and Lindsay, Ltd. Stand No. 165.

This is a very full stand, on which the most striking exhibit is a handsome bulbous-sided 18-seater Lancia coach in aluminium finish, supplied by James Bartle and Co., TM., and provided with the Bartle patent quickly detachable hood with separate material and polished folding hoopsticks, the chassis being supplied by Curtis Automobile Co., Ltd. A feature of this vehicle is the very wide, single running boards, which are capable of holding suitcases, etc. On this stand will also he found the L.V.L. 25-30-cwt. chassis.. This is a neat little machine, which is proving its reliability in many quarters. It has a 20 h.p. Dorman engine of the monobloc type with detachable lead, the cylinders are in one with the upper half of the crankcase. Whittle belt drive is provideo for the fan and dynamo. The separate gear. box is suspended frcin two tubular cross-members. It gives four speedo and\ has side change. Final drive is by overhead worm gearing in a pot-type axle, and the chassis shown is equipped with Dunlop disc wheels and pneumatic tyres. Several Ovarian& are also staged, including the 10 cwt. van with double ,rear doors, anddriving seat protected by two doors and celluloid side curtains.

One very neat vehicle is the traveller's sample car with a box at the rear and double rear doors. The box has a roof rail for carrying light packages. The driver's portion is protected by roll-down side curtains, and a particularly effective

atspearance is given to the whole body by the way it tapers to the scuttle dash and radiator.

Another Overland exhibit is a fine traveller's brougham with a large-capacity body and a semi-limousine front with tees doors and drop windows.

The fourth Overland shown is a 20-cwt. lorry with a detachable tilt cover of the type hitherto more usually employed on the Continent. The cab, also, is well protected by two doors and sile curtains. The final drive is via a dual axle with separate load-carrying member and internal gears to the rear wheels.

Western Motor Co., Ltd.B Stand No. 162 One of the best-looking traveller's in the Show is to be found on this stand. It is a Buick with a large capacity body for 15-cwt. loads, well lit by side and end windows and with a single wide rear, door and folding step. The front is of the semidimoueine type with two doors, drop windows and a double screen. The full-width seat is well upholstered, as also is the squab, and there is a small window to give a rear view.

The class's details include a four-cylindered engine with overhead valves, separate gearbox giving three speeds for: ward, and a propeller shaft enclosed hi a torque tube; final drive is by spiral bevels, and ease of riding is given by long underslung springs. The same company also show a 15-cwt. Buick delivery van ou a similar chassis.

The Buick chassis has a power unit of 86 mm. bore and 122 mm. stroke, giving an R.A.C. rating of 18.2 h.p. It has overhead valves, forced lubrication and centrifugal pump circulation of the cooling water. Petrol is fed to the carburetter by an Autovac device. The clutch is of the multiple dry-disc type and the gearbox provides three forward speeds. Spiral-bevel gearing is utilized for the final drive.

As regards the van body, this is London built with panels of zinc-coated Plymax.

Henry Prosser. Chevrolet. Stand No. 130.

Several examples of Chevrolet vehicles are shown by this concern. The smallest is the 10-cwt. delivery van which is painted with vertical, alternating black, yellow and blue stripes on the lower panels. The body is of somewhat unusual construction, the door following the insweep of the body. The double ssat is provided with a spring back, and there are the usual double rear doors. The body is panelled in steel.

The engine is of the four-cylindered type with overhead valves operated by long push rods and rocker arms' and having a detachable head. Ignition is provided by a Remy device, and Autovac feed is employed for the carburetter. The engine and.gearbox are constructed as a unit, and three speeds are provided. The long propeller shaft is enclosed in a. tube, the final drive being by spiral bevels ; both brakes operate on the rear wheels. On the same stand is a 20-cwt. hand-operated end tip wagon with a single-screw gear and a capacious cab with well-raked steessing column. The chassis is practically a large edition of the smaller model.

It was intended to show several other vehicles, including a traveller's brougham, a 14-seater open coach and 14-seater saloon omnibus, but these did not arrive in time for our inspection. R; Mitchell and Son, Ltd. Stand No. 150

Leyland, W. and G., Guy. Rochet-Schneider, An exhibit of particular interest to many is the 32 h.p. 2-ton Leyland van with a body built by the exhibitors.

Leylands have won a remarkable reputation in the transport world for the reliability and economical running of their vehicles, and the only regret in the minds of 'many viSitors is that more of their productions are not on view. _

On the same stand is a W: and G. saloon bus, the body of which was built by R. Mitchell and Son, Ltd., to carry 24 passengers ; a 19.2 h.p. Guy coach to carry 14 pasengers, and fitted with one-man hood; and a 15.9 h.p. Rochet

Schneider all-weather coach of the same Capacity. This lather is fitted with-special glass side windows and upholstered in leather on Bowden frames.

A. and D. Fraser. Morris. Stand No. 163.

Two examples of the Morris light van of different types are shown by this concern. One is the Standard model priced at £198, and the other is the de luxe type at 2220, neither price including painting and lettering.

The standard model has no partition between the driver and the interior of the vehicle, whereas in the tie luxe model there is a neat, double' sliding door. Both vehicles are of a.cwt. capacity, and they are of particular interest because this is the first time the commercial range has been shown to the public in Scotland.

Incidentally, there is a third model, a commercial traveller's

car, but, -in this case, it is not being exhibited. The chassis is practically the, standard norris-Cowley with the exception of a stronger radiator. The power unit is a four-cylindered nionobloc with detachable head, and Smith single-jet carburetter. The three-speed gearbox is built as a unit with the engine and provided with central change. The drive is ,taken through a cork-insert clutch running in Oil, through the three-speed gearbox. and thence via an enclosed propeller shaft to a spiral bevel rear axle. Both brakes act direct on the rear wheels. ,

Careful, attention has been paid to the matter of springing. The springs at the rear are three-quarter elliptics, underslung and provided with Wefcci gaiters ; semi-elliptic springs are used for the 'front, these also being protected in the same manner.

• Lighting is effected -by current from a six-volt Lucas set. It is important, to note that each van has wooden battens for the-metal panels which prevent drumming and facilitate the fitting Of shelves.

De Dion-Bouton, Ltd., are not exhibiting in the commercial vehicle section; but an.e 'attending at their stand, No. 158.

. . . • Malcolm Brechin and Co. are showing the Reo speed wagon at the showrooms of Central Motors, Ltd., 353-355, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow.

Dunford and Elliott (Sheffield), Ltd., are showing their Dunelt commercial sidecar machines at 1,347, Argyle Street, Glasgow.

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