Halley s Industrial Motors, Limited.
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Exhibit:—A One-ton Chassis; a Fire-brigade Tender; and a two-ton Van.
The Halley motors did remarkably well in the recent R.A.C. trials, and the accessibility and simple nature of the construction of the vehicles made at its factory was fully recognised by a special award, offered by Mr. W. Worby Beaumont, the Chairman of the Trials Committee of the Royal Automobile Club. Little alteration has been made in the construction of the vehicle since the trials, as the design is practically "boiled down " to a stan dard. The only part of the vehicle which has undergone any alteration whatever is the ignition. The two systems of ignition which were previously fitted, and which were interconnected, are now separately controlled, and the distributor, which formerly occupied a position between the two cylinders, is now placed in a still more accessible position at the forward end of the 20h.p. engine.
A new chassis is shown by the company, and this is designed to take loads of from 15 cwt. to one ton : it is spedally suitable for light, public-service work, or for travellers' broughams. It is fitted with a two-cylinder, t6h.p. engine, with forced lubrication, and the company's usual type of leather-faced cone clutch is fitted. The gear box on this chassis is unlike those on the other vehicles made at the Halley works, which have the gears always in mesh. This new gear box has the Panhard type of sl;din,ggear, and the transmission shafts are mounted on ball bearings. There is no horizontal division in the carcase of this gear box, and the shafts are threaded in through the end covers, which, by the way, are removable. The final drive from the gear box to the road wheels is by means of a propeller shaft, and a worm-driven live back axle. The differential shafts of this axle are relieved of all but torsional strains, by means of the tubular extensions from the differential gear casing. These tubular extensions take.
the whole weight of the load on the springs.
Of the other two exhibits of this company, one of these is a two-ton furniture van which is fitted with a body specially designed for the use of large furnishing houses. The chassis of this vehicle is one of the company's standard machines, and it is fitted with a 20h.p. engine. A rather smart fire bri gade tender completes this company's exhibits. The latter ve hicle is illustrated here with, and one of its most interesting fea tures is the design of the instantaneous-action, self-locking catch which is fitted on all the doors leading to the hose, and tool compart ments. This device is illustrated herewith, and its action will
readily be understood A quick-grip, from the sketch. This lock.
machine has been built for the Clydebank fire brigade. This machine is to be used as a first-aid vehicle and it carries a 40-foot ladder, and 1,200 feet of fire hose, and it can accommodate six men and a driver. The body work has been built to the requirements of Mr. Whyte, the firemaster of Clydebank.
Halley's Industrial Motors, Limited, whose works are at Yoker, Glasgow, has recently opened offices in London, at 25, Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W., where Mr. D. McN, Sharp will be pleased to give any information or advice respecting these vehicles. We might also point out that this company is now prepared to enter into a contract for the maintenance of any of its vehicles, in London or the Provinces.