Cooked Meals by Pedestrian-controlled Electric
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A SOMEWHAT novel form of service for a pedestriancOntrolled electric vehicle has been adopted by the education committee of Batley. We understand that the. committeewas somewhat concerned as to the best means for transporting cooked foods from the kitchens to the scholars at the various schoolscoming under it jurisdiction. Its deliberations led it to try out the Graiseley pedestrian controlledmachine and this has we are told, proved tionally suitable for this kind of work. . The accompanying illustratidn shows that a 5potial type of body has been fitted to the three-wheeled chassis which is of. standard Graiseley design, and which has been produced in large numbers by Diamond Motors, Ltd., of Wolverhampton'" .A motor -of h.p., supplied with current from a 24-volt traction-type battery, driVes the front wheel through. a reduction 'gearbox and chain. Control mid steering are combined in the single tubular cohimn in the front of the vehicle; a downward Movement of this column applies the brakes, there being a 'separate ratchet-held brake for parking purposes.
Regarding the body, this is divided into two compartments. The forward one, which measures 3 it, 4 ins. wide, 1 ft. 10 ins, deep and 2 ft. 10+ ins, high, is for the purpose of Carrying soup, pastries and puddings. 'The last-naine1 are carried.cin shelves which rest on the racks above. .
The rear compartment, whiCh is divided by a vertical partition, is fbr the purpose of carrying crooked•mealS.' It measures.3 ft. 4 ins. wide, 21t. 101 Ins, deep and 2 ft'. 101 ins, high. One of the outstanding features of the Graiseley machine is its ability to turn in a restricted space, a feature made possible by adopting a three-wheeled chassis with the single front wheel specially mounted to permit a wide angle of turn.