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A Mobile Bar with Fluorescent Lighting

19th May 1950, Page 43
19th May 1950
Page 43
Page 43, 19th May 1950 — A Mobile Bar with Fluorescent Lighting
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AMOBILE bar for outdoor functions has recently been completed by Wilsdon and Co., Ltd., Solihull, for Flower and Sons, Ltd., Stratford-onAvon. The saloon is mounted on an articulated Easy Load Tasker trailer (an adaptation of the Queen Mary type) and drawn by a Commer 7-ton underfloor tractive unit. A storage cool room, insulated with a 3-in, layer of Onazote, is situated at the front of the body over the coupling.

Interior racks• accommodate seven kilderkins and 1,000 half-pint bottles in crates, the total capacity being 3.500 half-pints. Both the entrance door to the saloon, and the loading door on the right-side of the vehicle are of the refrigerator type.

A feature of the bodywork is the use of light alloys for all frame-work and panelling, the interior panels being linished with wood veneers for decorative purposes. The structure is of Noral 51 ST alloy and the panelling is Noral 2 S half-hard. alloy.

Big Saving In weight

Extensive use has been made of pop rivets, and the facility with which the frame could be fabricated partly offset ihe extra cost of the material. The overall saving in weight is estimated at approximately 30 per cent.

The saloon is 16 ft. long and the length ot the cool room is 9 ft.•The . serving counter runs practically the full length of the saloon on the left side and is covered with burn-proof Formica. Two beer engines are provided; fed from the kilderkins by stainless steel and plastic piping.

There is accommodation for a further 600 half-pint bottles under the counters, and .shelves at the back give ample space for glasses. A large water tank mounted in the roof, a Barrallet geyser. iind a stainless-steel sink provide the necessary waShing-up facilities at the

The geyser is heated by Calor gas and 'he waste water is piped to a lower tank. Four large six-volt batteries drive a C.A.V rotary convertor to supply 12

Siemens fluorescent lights in the ceiling. A charging plug is fitted in the side of the body.

A spring-type roller blind with lazy

tongs arms is carried in a roof recess to form a 22-ft. by 9-ft. canopy. Both the blind and the roller, shutters (for closing the service counter) were supplied by Conn-Martin and Co., Shirley, Birmingham. Ventilation is by an Ashanco Inlox ventilator-with an inlet and an extractor in the one unit. The saloon is finished in a light shade of green relieved with cream mudguards and fittings.

The trailer is 25 ft. long, 7 ft. 6 ins. wide and has an overall height of 10 ft. 6 ins. When commenting on the handling and riding characteristics of the vehicle, Mr. Wilsdon expressed the opinion that the independent rear springing was excellent for the type of service contemplated.


Organisations: US Federal Reserve
Locations: Birmingham

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