Export Cabs By'' Duramin
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A NEW heavy-duty export-type cab was shown at a display organized by the Duramin Engineering Co., Ltd., Stonefield Way, Ruislip, Middx, last week. Known as the Safari, and suitable for mounting on A.E.C. Monarch, Mandator and Mammoth Major chassis, it is of " utility " pattern and designed for use and maintenance by semi-skilled labour. The cab is of riveted construction, and fabricated from simple angle sections and heavy-gauge flat light-alloy sheet. Of robust build, the structure is designed to stand up to work on corrugated African roads and on unmade ground. Repairs may easily be domc with simple tools. To reduce cost and provide drivercomfort in high ambient temperatures, doors are omitted and replaced by hinged safety bars. There is no passenger seat. The roofline is extended to form a vizor above the two flat, fixed windscreen panels.
Duramin also exhibited a heavy-duty half-cab on an A.E.C. 0860 chassis. Panels of complicated curvature have been avoided in the design to facilitate repair by fitters of average skill. Of riveted Duralumin construction, the driver's compartment has no door on the Off side'and a sliding glass panel on the near side. A large air scoop, with a shutter actuated by a lever in the cab, is mounted in front of the driver's feet. Good rearward vision is provided by a large, toughened-glass window, and the complete cab is sprayed internally with a rubber insulating material.
SMITH'S VEHICLES ON SHOW SPECIAL vehicles for food delivery are 63 be shown by ,Smith's Delivery Vehicles, Ltd., Gateshead, 11, at the British Fair to be held in the Coliseum, New York, from June 10-16. Smith's intend to form an American company to undertake the service and distribution of their electric vehicles. The exhibition will also enable them to introduce one of their mobile shops in America. A Routevendor based on a Commer 1-ton chassis and designed for the grocery trade is to be displayed. Its fittings include a refrigerator and washing facilities.
CLIFFORD IN MERGER
A LL the issued share capital of North
Bridge Engineering Co., Ltd.. Leicester, is to be purchased by Clifford Motor Components, Ltd. North Bridge Engineering are engaged in general engineering. and their premises require immediate expansion to satisfy export demands.