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I suspect that it is the chassis of a large diesel compressor and nothing like as old as it looks at first sight. They were still being made with that style wheels in the '50s. However I have not heard of EWC so will hope to be enlightened.

 

David

 

Yes, thats exactly what it is. Though it may be early enough to be petrol.

 

Electric Wheel Co made and sold spoked wheels like that to convert Fordson N's to blow ups

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There is more info about these wheels at

 

http://hsqac.org/electric-wheel-company-jack-hilbing/

 

The reference to Electric in the company name was down to a patented electric welding process for fixing the spokes to the rims. These wheels look likely to be pre WW2 as they were making pneumatic wheels in the 50s

 

Simon

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What do you think this was. The letters EWC show on one hub. Looks to be very heavy duty. Tar boiler perhaps?

 

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SNAP :-D

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Excellent chassis. Alas it's in Cornwall, for I know where there are some bits and pieces! Commercar must have been reasonably common here in Australia 'back in those olden days...'

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That is a Jeffery Quad that was used by the French as a portee for artillery. You can just see the bulge in the roof to take the barrel. Thanks. Tim

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this may be of interest to all ww1 eara lorry men on ebay number 302450153785 front wheels and axle with green paint nothing to do with me ,mike

302450153785

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It's just possible this is the main driving wheel from a McCormick (or similar) reaper and binder. I have the rusty remains of just such a machine, however the wheel, while similar in construction and dimensions, is not exactly the same. Robert

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sorry if i have added confusion to this conversation i see i have signed as mike to. the ebay uk listing number 302450153785 is for what i would say say is ww1 lorry front axle and wheels sporting some army paint as i say its nothing to do me chindit

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also how about a 1913 dennis chassis ebay uk no 282651745007Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing.chindit

282651745007

 

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282651745007

 

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282651745007

 

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282651745007

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Sorry ... referring to Mike's wheel...

 

the shop has something else I am looking at so will see if it has any markings

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There is a FWD Model B on auction in Australia at present, bidding starts tomorrow with an opening bid of $9. Looks like it has pneumatic tyres fitted. The Australian War Memorial are disposing of it.

http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0001-5030116/?mode=preview&email=20170920_EDM_5030116&link=Sale&utm_source=edm&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Sale&utm_campaign=20170920_EDM_5030116&cid=em|str:Promotional|pro:IndustrialEDM|ema:20170920_EDM_5030116|mid:1171985|lnk:Sale&custid=1377198&riid=1969405&mid=1171985&cgu={0a5ac71b-d6e4-409f-a8a1-2855846372a6}

Edited by Richard Farrant

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Some years ago I visited the AWM annex and took photos of both their FWD units, immediately before restoration commenced on one. Superficially, at least, this 'spare' unit is in remarkable condition. Robert

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Just noticed it has two gear sticks. Caters for left handed and right handed drivers perhaps. Chassis number 2596 does indeed date it to 1917 so almost certainly ex WD through a post war rebuild and exported to Australia.

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The lack of a transverse spring does suggest post-war so that or a rebuild, perhaps to increase the payload. I think the second 'gear lever' works the diff-locks on the side of the transfer case. I can honestly say that crawling underneath to lock the diff when stuck in the mud is no joke!

 

A super lorry and a great project for someone.

 

Steve :)

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found this interesting pic of solid tyres...nice stock.

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I think that was the US Army depot at Langres. Just imagine how much that lot would be worth now.

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Sold for 15,709 AUD. Quite a reasonable price I thought.

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