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22nd August 1952, Page 49
22nd August 1952
Page 49
Page 49, 22nd August 1952 — Capital Ambulances
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COR service with a hospital in I Canberra, the capital of Australia, Strachans (Successors), Ltd., Wales Farm Road, North Acton, London, W.3, has recently completed three twostretcher ambulances based on Humber Pullman chassis. Built to the order of Rootes, Ltd., Piccadilly, London, W..1, the ambula aces are already in service.

The body is of composite construction, panelled in aluminium throughout. At the rear are large double doors which swing back and may be clipped against the body sides. Beneath the doors are flush-fitting steps. Two purdah-glass half-drop windows are fitted on each side. Walnut veneers confer a quality finish on the interior, in which the stretchers are mounted on sliding runners. The .off-side carrier hinges pp to form seating space. , With a wheelbase of 10 ft. 11 ins., the ambulance is 17 ft. 8 ins, long overall, 6 ft. 1 in. wide and 7 ft. high. The interior headroom is 4 ft. 8 ins. The unladen weight is 2 tons 2 cwt. Louvres on each side of the ambulance sign above the windscreen and between the side windows, and Roe-vac extractor ventilators in the roof, provide ample ventilation.


Locations: London

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