AUTO MOWER ENGINEERING CO., LTD. Stand 49
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TIS company is showing its Auto Mowers in 15-in., 18-in, and 30-in, cutting widths. The machines are of simple design and robust construction, the power unit in each case being well protected. Roller seats available for use with these mowers are also to be seen.
The Auto Mower patent self-anchoring winch for agricultural tractors is seen mounted on a Pordson tractor. The main franie and anchor are of heavy-section steel, the rope drum being of cast iron and having bronze bushes. The drum can be held by an external-contracting brake, controlled by hand, and the controls are conveniently placed. The company's well-known 2i-ton roller, which is of the three-roll variety and has worm-and-wheel steering, forms a rather attractive -exhibit, being a useful and compact vehicle for light rolling work, such as on large sports grounds; footpaths, etc.
J. H. JENNINGS AND SON, LTD. Stand 50
ONE of the most adaptable livestock-carrying vehicles at Warwick is that shown on this stand. Particular attention has been paid to the requirement that no interior projections of the body shall he allowed. It is seen that the loading ramp has special binges bringing it to the lowest
n22 point of the rear cross member of the body, thus permitting a gentle slope up which the animals walk. The floor of the body is at two levels, there being a well behind the rear mudguards. This space can be filled in by a false floor when the vehicle is used as a goods carrier.
In a vehicle with a short body the cattle stand head forwards with the hind feet in the well. In a longer vehicle the cattle stand across the body and there is a strong partition to divide the body into sections and it can be hinged from either em]. The rear opening is closed by a gate in addition to the hinged ramp. The upper deck is in parts which, when not required, can be folded against the vehicle sides, leaving the lower deck clear for cattle. The roof is detachable to facilitate the carriage of horses.
BLACKSTONE AND CO., LTD. Stand 152 FROM the point of view of readers of The Commercial Motor the most outstanding exhibit on this stand is that of an oil engine for transport units. It is of 30-40 b.h.p., and has four cylinders ; the injection system is the patented one of the, manufacturer, and its employment is one of the reasons for the Blackstone engine being 100 per cent. British in design and construction. A novelty is the horizontal disposition of the valves, vetch
are operated by push rods ; the spring-injection system is controlled by a pull rod for each cylinder. This method of delivering the fuel to the combustion chambers eliminates the need for high-pressure piping; injection is direct. One method of starting is to employ a petrol engine which, when the main crankshaft is rotated slowly by hand, takes up the turning movement and drives the oil engine until it fires; the cylinders may be decompressed in groups, thus permitting the starting motor to rotate the crankshaft quickly. An engine of this make is in the new Garrett lorry.
In addition to the model in question, the Blackstone oil engine can be obtained in 18-20 b.h.p. and 55-60 b.h.p. types.
RICHARD GARRETT AND SONS, LTD. Stand 153
THE debut of an experimental oil-engined Garrett wagon, shown for the first time on this stand, is sure to interest visitors to Warwick. The six-cylindered Blackstone is the power unit selected. Spring injection is employed ; the main features of the design are well known.
Other interesting machines are the four-wheeled undertype steam wagon and a six-wheeled Suffolk Punch steam tractor; this drives through four wheels.
The Garrett agricultural tractor on view is equipped with an Aveth3g and Porter Iuvicta oil engine, having a Bosch fuel pump and injection system. An interesting fitment is a device making it impossible to start the engine should the supply of lubricating oil be insufficient. This engine can be started by hand or by an electric motor, as desired.
The alternative engine equipment consists of a Blackstone spring-injection power unit. In either case the normal crankshaft speed is approximately 1,000 r.p.m. Under normal conditions the Garrett tractor will plough 11 acre per hour at a fuel cost of from 30. to 4d. per acre. BARFORD AND PERKINS, LTD. Stand 154
ACOMPREHENSIVE display of rollers of all kinds is staged by this old-establiShed concern; in these pages we are, of course, concerned only with the power-propelled models. One of the smallest is the Y4 tandem machine, which scales only 19 cwt.; it is designed for such work as rolling narrow footpaths, small areas of grass and hard or grass tennis courts. The edges of the rolls are radiused to prevent damaging soft surfaces. A two-stroke-cycle engine of 4 h.p. gives normal working speeds of 11 in either direction, but higher or lower rates of travel can be obtained. The change of direction is effected instantaneously without jerk, clutches being employed. The rolling width is 2 ft. 6 ins, and the pressure per sq. in. is approximately the same on either roll.
The other motor roller is the A-type 2i-ton model; it has a rolling width of 4 ft., but, with the aid of conversion wheels shown on the stand, can be arranged to have a width of 6 ft. for working on grass. In the latter form it can haul a gang mower, thus performing two tasks at once. Motive power is supplied by a four-cylindered engine developing 13i h.p. at a governed speed of 1,100 r.p.m. It " will run at either 2 m.p.h. or 4 m.p.h, in either direction. Both sides are clear so that it can roll close to vertical objects. An extra on the model shown is a quick-release drawbar, operable from the driving seat. A belt pulley can be fitted.
MARSHALL., SONS AND CO., LTD. Stand 157
pRORABLY the principal intere.st, from the point of view of the majority, on the stand occupied by this concern centres on the oil-engined tractors, which are made in both agricultural and industrial types. The latter design is a comparatively recent introduction, but both machines are of generally similar lines.
The engine is of the two-stroke-cycle type and has a single cylinder, mounted horizontally. It develops up to no b.h.p., and by reason of its cycle of operation, has few moving parts. There are no bevels in the transmission system, the power being taken from the crankshaft to the driving axle by a train of pinions. Power for belt work is obtained from the pulley on the end of the crankshaft, giving its maximum output at 550 r.p.m. As there is no intermediate gearing, loss of efficiency is eliminated. A winding drum and wire rope, as well as a power take-off can be provided.
Rubber-tyred wheels are employed on the industrial model, and quickly operable spring-loaded strains normally lie between the twin tyres of the driving wheels. This machine will tackle a 15 per cent. gradient with a 4i-ton load.
Other exhibits include a 6 n.h.p. siiagle-cylindered traction engine of a type popular for the haulage of threshing machin cry, a 16-ewt. Manumit petrol-engined roller and an 8-ton oil-eugined .roller, having a two-eylindered power unit of the fur-stroke-cycle type, starting from cold and consuming .42 lb. of fuel per h.h.p.-lour. There are three speeds in either direction and a quick-reverse gear. This machine embodies the Marshall Universal articulated axle to enable it to be adjusted to suit varying road cambers.
WILLIAM FOSTER AND CO., LTD. Stand 159 principal interest to our readers amongst the exhibits of this old-established engineering company are two steam tractors. An 8 n.h.p. single-cylindered machine is of the agricultural type, commonly employed for driving and hauling threshing machinery and as a source of power for stationary plant about a farm. This machine embodies the latest features in construction and it is equipped with a winding drum and rope. Guiding rollers are provided at the back of the tender to lead the rope at convenient angles. The differential gear can be locked and a two-speed gear of the sliding-pinion type is employed.
D24 Mounted on rubber-tyred wheels is an example of the popular Wellington compound steam tractor. This machine embodies features meeting the requirements of the regulations made under the Road Traffic Act, and a distinctive point is that spring suspension is provided fore and aft. The working pressure of this engine is 210 lb., and on the engine exhibited three speeds are provided. The bevel-type differential can be locked to ensure equalized drive on indifferent surfaces. This tractor has a water capacity enabling it to tackle a distance of about 18 miles without replenishment.
INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER CO. OF GREAT
BRITAIN, LTD. Stand Ifil As inpast years, this company has an extensive and pleasing display of its various models of tractor and goodscarrying vehicle. The Six Speed Special 30-cwt, chassis, which is equipped with a general-purpose farm body, is well known amongst agriculturists, its double range of gear ratios affording it special advantages for traversing soft ground, whilst its sturdy frame construction and general layout enable it to resist the strains of cross-country work.
The 524 2-ton chassis, with three-way hand-operated tii ping body, is another popular model and one which Was see at last year's show at Manchester.
The AL3-type. six-cylinder 2i-ton lorry is an entirely ne: model and forms one of a range of heavier machines whie is now coming forward from the International works.
Amongst the International tractor exhibits -an entire] new type is the Tractractor, a track-laying machine inco porating all the best International features. Each trac has a ground-contact area of about 5 ft. by 10 ins.
The nkodel-20 tractor is seen this year in industrial forn that is, complete with a driver's cab and pneumatic tyrf on all four wheels. This tractor can be equipped for timbe: haulage work, for which purpose it has a strong front win( ing drum, whilst the rear wheels are cleated to give them
grip when tackling soft ground. The International tract°. shovel illustrates another use for the tractor.
The Farman type of International tractor also is die played, this being favoured for certain classes of work becaus( of its extremely narrow front track.
J. AND H. MeLAREN LTD. Stand 164
(MIL engines are demonstrated on this stand as powel 'L./units for a variety of purposes. For example, thert is a mobile windlass equipped with a McLaren-Benz airlessinjection high-speed oil engine. This outfit is one of a pail comprising a cable-ploughing set. There is a range of drum speeds and road speeds to suit different conditions. A differential is provided and 450 yds. of steel wire rope give a large range of action to this machine. A special coiling gear ensures the accurate laying of the rope.
A, well-known machine which is exhibited, in this case . mounted on wheels, is the oil-engined Mercedes-Benz agricultural tractor for direct haulage. This has a horizontally mounted single-cylindered power unit with two flywheels. D25 USTON AND HORNSBY, LTD. • Stand 165 nIIIS Lincoln company has had about 40 years of ex perience in the manufacture of road rollers and heavy1 engines, and, in addition to its range of power units for ieration on heavy oil, petrol and paraffin, as well as pumps id other plant, it is showing this year its well-known and ;puted 11-ton heavy-oil road roller. This is of the three-roll type and has an airlessjection cold-starting engine of the slow-speed four-stroke triety, totally enclosed, but having all working parts easily cessible. It has quick-reverse action by means of double utches, no gears being disengaged, and three ratios are vailable for travel in either direction. The rolls are of le water-ballast kind, made entirely of sieel, and have newable shoes.
ANSOMES, SIMS AND JEFFERIES, LTD. Stands 166 and 339
AN Stand 166 this well-known concern is exhibiting a
n.h.p. traction engine. This has a compound power nit and a winding drum. Two other tractors are shown; 3e is an International, coupled to a 7-ft. reaper and binder, 'ere being a power take-off to drive the binder.
The other is a Caterpillar Thirty. This track-laying achine has a four-cyliudered engine mounted on the front
id of the transmission casing. Spring suspension for the
• ack units is an interesting feature.
On Stand 329 there is a comprehensive range of Ransomes wn mowers, several of which are power propelled.
A. LISTER AND CO, LTD. Stand 167 CHE model of Lister Auto Truck which this company has chosen to represent its range at the Royal Shaw is ic CNL-type platform truck for inter-workshop and similar uties. Loads of one ton can be carried up all normal radiants, and the economy of operation is remarkable. Also on this stand is a number of Lister heavy-oil engines. riginally developed for stationary purposes; these engines about to be fitted into road rollers and similar machines. 'ositive starting by hand from cold without the use of eater plugs, etc., is claimed.
SSOCIATED MANUFACTURERS CO. (LONDON),
LTD. Starlit 168
30TH the Case model C and model L tractors are represented on this stand. The model If tractor, which the larger' of the two, hauls a three-furrow or four-furrow 1-in, plough, according to the nature of the soil, and by sans of its belt-pulley is suitable for driving a thresher • any similar machine. The model C tractor is calculated pull a two-furrow or three-furrow 14-ill. plough. Both ave four-cylindered engines -operating at 1,100 r.p.m. One of the Case C-type tractors is equipped with a sideiounted 7-ft. 6-in, mowing attachment of the same Make, Le oscillating shaft of this being worked from a pulley which driven by two V-type rubber belts from the rear power Lke-ofe.
The exhibits include this year an innovation in the form one of the Case model-C tractors converted from the D26 wheel type to the track-laying type. The conversion is effected by means of tracks supplied by Roadless Traction, Ltd., Gunnersbury House, Hounslow, Middlesex.
ALFRED DUGDALE, LTD. Stand 174
AAl01`•TO the many exhibits on this stand is an attachment outfit marketed by the exhibitor, enabling owners of Eordson tractors to carry out mole draining by means of Plough hauled by a cable wound on to a winch at the back of the tractor. The Fordsen carries a robust attachment, the winch drum of which is driven by chain; the framework of the winch also serves to carry an anchor. This outfit enables drains to be made up to 2 ft. 3 ins, in depth, the channels being either 3 ins, or 4 ins, in diameter.
THE EAGLE ENGINEERING CO., LTD. Stand 176
NOT only is the Eagle concern notable as a maker of trailer chassis, but also it is remarkable for its interest in the agricultufal side of the commercial-motor industry. A high-speed four-wheeled trailer for 5-6-ton pay loads, according to the company's latest *Sign, is one of ,the Main
items on the stand. • • :
One of the company's two-wheeled 5-ton trailers is seen equipped with end-tipping gear. The wheels have solid tyres and it will be noticed that the Eagle patent spring drawbar and ball-joint attachment are fitted. A 6-ton two-wheeler is also displayed, this having hydraulic end-tipping gear. An international industrial tractor with pneumatic tyres is seen on the Eagle stand, this being a type of tractor that is well suited for hauling trailers of the kind made by the Eagle concern. One of the new Austin tractors is also shown.
A newcomer, to. the Royal Agricultural Show takes the form of a Karrier Cob tractor. It is seen coupled to another Eagle two-wheeled trailer for 3-ton loads. . A Thornycroft 27ton -low-loading refuse vehicle, with an Eagle patent lady having treadle-operafed covers to prevent the dust from escaping during loading and transit is shown, also one of the New Eagle hydraulicedly'operated rotary-container refuse colleetors for use in conjunction with the special
Ess Euun bins. •
As in past years, an example of thoEagle Warwick living van, mounted, on steel wheels, and equipped with three bunks, Cooking stove,etc., is-available for inspection. On the stand is a. Variety of :tipping gears made by. the .cOmpany, also several examples of farm cart, etc. An.excellent tractor seat, also flexible shafting, tow ropes, cables and springs made by Herbert Terry and Son, Ltd., Reciditch, are displayed.
THE SENTINEL WAGGON WORKS, LTD. Stand 177
DRALING first with the four-wheeler, there is a DG4 platform lorry, equipped with pneumatic tyres, coupled to a trailer similarly shod. This outfit can carry 12-ton pay-loads at the legal speed of 16 m.p.h. Two of the DG6 wagons are shod with solid tyres_ One has a steel-lined body of 14 cubic yards capacity, with a Sentinel three-way hydraulic tipping gear. The other machine carries an interesting iceless refrigerating plant. Steam from the wagon boiler feeds .a Silica-Gel refrigerating plant. The evaporator tubes are longitudinally disposed inside the body and the cooling tower for the circulating water is on top of the driver's cab. Cooling is effected by beating Silica-Gel, which is charged with sulphur dioxide contained in the absorber. The sulphur dioxide is driven off as a vapour to a water-cooled condenser, where it is liquefied and passes to the evaporator in the body. Two other six-wheeled Sentinels are equipped with 40-in. by 9-in, pneumatic tyres. The twin axles of the bogie are supported in spherical bearings in the bogie arms, which pivot on the centre axle anchored to the springs. Only the centre axle is driven. Torque is transferred from either
axle by articulated rods to brackets on the bogie axle. Both wheel axles are cambered to equalize tyre loads. This system conforms with the latest requirements for sixwheeled vehicles. In each brake drum there are four ahoes working together in pairs; half of the number is coupled by a compensating mechanism and operated by hand. The other half comprises the steam brake.
FORD MOTOR CO., LTD. • Stand 181
FOR many years Ford vehicles have been popular among the farming fraternity ; this year's display at Warwick is an indication that this state of affairs will continue. For land tillage there is ly'le standard agricultural Fordson treetor, examples of which are shown, both on this and on other stands, with a variety of attachments which demonstrate its versatility of operation. For work on roads there is the industrial version of the same machine.
Commercial vehicles include a light delivery van, a 80-cwt. boxvan, a Luton-type van for light but bulky loads, a standard 30-cwt. lorry and two tipping lorries ; one of the lastnamed has a hand-operated gear, whilst the other has an hydraulic mechanism and dual rear wheels.
Among the 30-cwt, models a novelty is the farm utility lorry; it can serve in four Toles. For carrying cattle it has high sides, a long ramp, hoopsticks and cratches. Removal of all superstructure above platform level leaves it as a flat lorry. Hinged sides and a tailboard make it into a general-purpose lorry, and the further addition of high sides makes it into a lorry well suited to carry marketgarden produce.
Recent additions to the range of Ford products consist of industrial power units of 14.9 h.p. and 24 h.p. These engines, of course, are substantially the same as the units supplied in vehicle chassis. Examples are shown here.
JOHN FOWLER AND CO. (LEEDS), LTD. Stand 184
AS was recently announced in our pages, this exhibito; is showing for the first time• in England the new oil engined 6-7-ton lorry, the Marathon. The model in questior has forward control and a worm-driven rear axle. The six. cylindered M.A.N. engine develops over SO b.h.p. at 1,404 r.p.m. Fuel is supplied by Bosch purop,Inxid injection i; direct. Normal running speeds are 600 r.p.m. to 1,400 r.p.m Power is transmitted by a multiple-plate clutch to a four speed gearbox, behind which is an auxiliary box giving twf ratios, so that there are, in all, eight forward speeds an two reverse.
Two oil marines are shown on this stand, one of v:hicl is a six-cylindered unit similar to that of the lorry.
Another interesting and well-known Fowler machine is t 100 h.p. oil-engined cable-ploughing outfit. The engine car be started from cold without the use of heating apparatus
Another machine is .a 12-ton compound stetur road roller, equipped with a scarifier. A ratho lighter roller is an S-ton machine with water, ballast rolls, a quick reverse gear and an oil engine. Power steering is a feature of this machine. • A petrol-engined industrial tractor, with Qrieu. matic tyres, arrived unexpectedly ; it has a tour. cylindered side-valve engine and a three-forwardspeed gearbox. The size of the casings for the transmission assemblies is noteworthy. A
pedal operates internal-expanding brakes, whilst a hand level contracts bands on the same drums. This tractor is unsprung.
J.P. SUPER LAWNMOWERS, LTD. Stand 18f.
A REPRESENTATIVE selection of the company's motor-driven lawnmowers is available for inspection here. The 24-in, model has a J.P. two-stroke engine, a detachable water-cooled cylinder head with flywheel air impeller. single-lever carburetter and generally an absence of complicated parts. These mowers have enclosed driving mechanism. The front rollers are of aluminium and are self-lubricated, and they have the company's system of parallel adjustment this being a feature also of the cutters.
MASSEY-HARMS, LTD. Stand 191
AMONGST a comprehensive range of implements is found a trio of tractors. One of them is the well-known 12-20 h.p. type, sold at n90, and another is similar, bul of larger power in that it has a 20410 h.p. engine atm' retails at £300. A feature of both these machines is thi
employment of an inverted U-type frame into which are dropped the engine and transmission assembly.
' The novelty on this stand consists of a four-wheel-drive tractor. The engine and transmission assembly are supported by the front axle; its wheels steer as well as drive. The rear axle is mounted so that it can oscillate, thus permitting the two wheels on each side to vary considerably in height The machine costs £270.
PODENS, LTD. Stand 221
pNEUNIATIC tyres are employed on all the five exhibits which are displayed by this widely known manufacturer of steam wagons and tractors. Two are Speed Sixes, two are Speed Twelves and the final model is a new-type tractor.
One of the four-wheelers is a 6-ton lorry for brewery transport; it has a 17-ft by 7-ft. 2-in, body, the sides having stanchions and chains in accordance with usual practice for this clues of work. A similar vehicle will have a body 15 ft. long and 7 ft. wide.
Speed Twelve chassis form the basis of the two rigid sixwheelers. Particularly imposing is the model which has a boivan body; its dimensions are 20 ft. by 6 ft. 9 ins., whilst the height is 6 ft. This vehicle is intended for carrying malt. A repeat order for one of these chassis consists of a threeway tipper, purchased by a well-known haulage contractor.
The new tractor embodies many units which have been thoroughly tried out in the pneumatic-tyred vehicle chassis.
In addition to the .tractor is a pnenmatic-tyred three-way tipping trailer ; its load capacity is 8-10 tons. To enable more bulky materials to be carried top boards are provided to the sides.
MORRIS COMMERCIAL CARS, LTD. Stand 249
ADOZEN vehicles form a bold display on behalf of one of the hest-known manufacturers of commercial vehicles. Amongst the goods models—which range from 10 cwt. to 3 tons in capacity—one of the most popular exhibits is the 30-cwt. farm and estate lorry. It can be used for .carrying livestock or as a high-sided vehicle for bulky loads, whilst with the ordinary 1-ft 6-in, sides it can be used to transport heavier and more compact loads. It is shown with the superstructure completely erected ready for the carriage of cattle. The loading ramp forms the tailboard and there are side guard rails to guide the animals.
Another goods model is the Bulk Load Carrier, which is of the trailing-axle type and will carry up to 50 cwt. and is allowed to operate up to 30 m.p.h. The third axle is part of the chassis layout and is not an addition.
Other goods _models include the 1-ton lorry, 30-cwt.
"Middleweight Champion" with a tipping body, a 35-40cwt. lorry, a 15-cwt. van and a 1-ton van.
Two passenger models are shown, one a 28-seater Dictator coach and the other a 24-seater Viceroy bus. The engine of the former, can be slid out of the frame, using the front axle as a carrier.
The 250-400-gallon fire-engine is of a new type, the loading line having been lowered by 6 ins. It has a more powerful engine than heretofore.
SOCIETE ANONYME AUSTIN. Stand 251 AS indicated in our issue for last week, the announcement has been made by Sir Herbert Austin, K.B.E., that it is his intention once again to enter the home tractor market. The new machine has a four-cylindered engine of 4k in. bore and 5-in. stroke ; the normal crankshaft speed, 1,200 r.p.m., is controlled by a built-in centrifugal governor. The engine has forced lubrication by gear-type pump.
There is a three-speed gearbox and a dry-acting cone dutch, the forward speeds thus provided being 2 m.p.h., 2.35 m.p.h. and 3.6 m.p.h. forward, with 1.75 m.p.h. reverse. Two independent brakes on the rear wheels are provided. The rear track is 4 ft. and the front track 4 ft 4 ins., the wheelbase being 5 ft. 10 ins, and the turning circle 8 ft. 11 in. radius. The agricultural tractor weighs 4,060 lb. and its price is £210.
Several agricultural models are shown including one of 3-ft. track, also an industrial type of the same track measurement, having pneumatic rear tyres.
LATIL INDUSTRIAL VEHICLES, LTD. Stand 209 MHIS year the Lath l Co. is concentrating its attention at
the Royal Show upon its famous KTL-type tractor. The tractor is well known to most of our readers, although its remarkable capabilities are not fully understood. It has two ranges of gears, and is equipped with pneumatic tyres, so that its high-gear ratios snake it suitable for main-road work with pay-loads up to 10 tons, the maximum speed being 16 m.p.h. The model shown is equipped with folding-steel spuds which give the wheels an excellent grip for crossLcountry work. The spuds can be folded into or out of position in five minutes. Apart from having a low range of gears for agricultural duty, the machine is quite extraordinary in that it drives and steers on all four wheels. The model shown is equipped with a power-driven winch of the type principally intended for forestry work, in which connection it may be mentioned that both front-axle and rear-axle differential gears can he locked instantly from the driver's seat WILLIS OVERLAND CROSSLEY, LTD. Stand 270
DURING the past few weeks a striking new model has been added to this company's range, and various models of this new Six-30 are offered; as a chassis this type costs £198, as a lorry £235, and as a tipping wagon 1250. The chassis affords a body space of 10 ft. 4i ins.
One of the Manchester long-wheelbase 2-ton chassis carries a horsebox body. This has two stalls and provides accommodation for two men. The loading ramp is on the off side. A popular multi-purpose machine is the agricultural or livestock wagon with Jennings body, based upon a 30-35 cwt. chassis, and the vehicle complete costa £335. Two decks are provided. Other examples of TiTillys vehicles include a Commercial hand-operated tipping wagon. There is also a 2-ton van.
DODGE BROS. (BRITAIN), LTD. Stand 278
THIS company, marketing a 'reputable American make of commercial chassis, has selected for display at Warwick its lighter models. The Dodge Brothers 15-cwt. van is seen as a complete vehicle, in which form it sells for 1210. It is a high-powered and well-built machine, suitable for fast deliveries in rural or urban areas. A larger van is the 30-cwt. type, selling for £275.
The same chassis is shown equipped with a lorry body, the price being £258. Finally, the UF 30 chassis is 'shown equipped with a cattle-carrier body. The price of this outfit is £299.
BEAN CARS, LTD. Stand 281
THERE are no passenger vehicles on the Bean stand at the Royal Show this year, attention being concentrated on goods-carrying models. The Bean New Era chassis is particularly prominent in the range and appears with three types of bodywork. The internal dimensions of the van body are :—Length, 8 ft.; height, 4 ft. 6 ins.; width, 4 ft. 10 ins.; the price of the van being £250. The useful lengths of the lorry bodies are 8 ft. in the case of the standard model and 7 ft. 9 ins, in the case of the end tipper.
The Bean Commercial. 4045-cwt. chassis is seen in two forms. It makes a useful furniture van, giving a body length no less than 12 ft. 6 ins. and its dimensions also render it suitable for livestock carrying. The 4-tonner is equipped with a platform body.
MERRY WEATHER AND SONS, LTD. Stand 332
A GAIN this year the famous Merryweatlaer company has 1-1.1peen entrusted, with the protection of the entire Show gtograls and stands against fire. The fully equipped station is quite a feature of the Show, the most prominent appliance being the Merryweather Hatfield fire-engine. This is of the 'latest type, and follows the general principles of the Hatfield engine as supplied, to important fire-brigades in various parts of the world. It carries a pump which is capable of delivering 275 gallons of water per minute.
The Hatfield trailer fire-pump, a two-wheeled appliance on solid tyres, capable of delivering 165 gallons per minute, is to be seen. The pump is driven by a petrol engine. ECCLES MOTOR CARAVANS, LTD. Stand 36:
Eccles company shows a dual-purpose horsebox am
general-utility lorry of the articulated six-wheeler type The motive unit may be detached in a few minutes and, b: fixing sides to the body, a lorry is obtained ready for al farm uses.
A Ford 30-cwt. chassis, extended and modified, is th, basis of a four-wheeled horsebox for two horses.
A trailer-liorsebox for two animals is offered, the chassi being of the low-loading type. The company also stages a four-wheeled general-purpos. trailer,of conventional type, having a body 12 ft. long am 6 ft. wide. Certain light trailers are also on view.
VINCENT 8,: OF READING. Stand 304
THIS company has developed quite a name torus horse boxes a good selection of them being available thi year at "Warwick. The Vincent New Favourite two-hors. box is seen incdrporating a' Bedford chassis. This has groom's compartment, a one-man-operated ramp and care fully studied ventilation arrangements. The horses an loaded and unloaded by a special sprung side ramp.
A three-horae box of the New Favoarite class is seal mounted on a Bedford chassis. The accommodation of thh vehicle is for three full-sized hunters, and four men can b. carried with the horses, as well as two beside the driver.
THE NATIONAL MOTOR HORSE BOX CO., LTD.
Stand 301 T_TORSEBOX bodies constructed by this company are 11-familiar sight in all the English counties, and are seei at most of the hunts.: The company has selected this yea for display a box priced at £375.
The easy gradient of the spring-balanced ramp will b noted; this ramp is easily operated by one man. The full: enclosed cab is wide enough to seat three persons.
Exhibitors at the Cleansing Demonstration.
AMONGST the concerns of interest to our readers wh, will be taking part in the public-cleansing demoustratior to be held at Olympia from July 28th-30th, in connectim with the first International Conference on Public Cleansing are the following—Albion Motors, Ltd.; Allan Taylor an Co.; Connty Commercial Cars, Ltd.; Dennis Brothers, Ltd.
W. and G. Du Gros, Ltd.; Eagle Engineering Ltd. Electriears, Ltd.; Faunwerke G.m.b.H., Germany; E.11 Motors, Ltd.; Sohn Fowler and Co. (Leeds), Ltd.; Richer. Garrett and Sons, Ltd.; General Vehicle Co., Lt.; Goti fried Linder A.G.; Guy Motors, Ltd.; Halley Motors, Ltd Heenan and Proude, Ltd.; Karrier Motors, Ltd.; Lacr Lorries, Ltd.; Maschinenfahriks Aktiebolaget Norrbacken. Morris Commercial Cars, Ltd.; New Easyloader Motor Ltd.; Shelvoke and Drewry, Ltd., John I. Thornycroft an Co., Ltd.; iJnic Automobiles, Ltd.; Vauxhall Motors, Ltd. Walker Brothers (Wigan), Ltd.; and the Yorkshire Paten Steam Wagon Co.