Thornycroft Announces the 'Dainty"
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TO replace its handy normal-control 20-seater, John I. Thornycroft and Co:, Ltd., Smith Square, London, S.W.1, has introduced a new passenger machine named the Dainty. Its design is based on that of the Dandy 3-tonner, and it is particularly suitable for operation on services where only small numbers of passengers have to be carried.
Two models are available, CF/F134/1, Long, which has a wheelbase. of 14 ft. and normal eontrol, and DFJFB4/1. Long, with forward control and a 12-ft. wheelbase. Both have four-cylindered petrol engines of straightforward design, wnich are noted for their efficiency, especially in respect of economy. They have side valves and develop 55 b.h.p.
The longer chassis provides a body space of 18 ft. 3 ins., whilst on the shorter chassis the available space is B36
16 ft. 3 ins. Without the spare wheel, but otherwise in running order, the former chassis weighs approximately 37i cwt. and the latter, in similar trim, 381 cwt. The prices are 2350 and £375 respectively.
With regard to other features of layout and equipment, in both cases, the rear axles are of the fully floating type, vacuum-servo brakes are employed and Dunlop or Firestone 7.00-20 tyres are standardized, with twins at the rear. Electrical equipment includes a 180-watt dynamo and a 105 amp.-hr. accumulator. We understand that early delivery can be given.