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This is one other photo of the ASC at Dunbridge that came with the other photos, its the best i can do with the photo as its not sharp but might give a clue.

Keith

ww1 truck ASC.jpg

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Yes the clarity of the image in posting no. 26 makes further identification difficult. The trucks all appear to have dumb iron sections to the chassis and forward spring mounts, so that eliminates a number of makes. Of interest to note the variation in colour ( shade or hue) of the canvas roof sections on the various trucks. Could this be the result of different batches of canvas from different suppliers?

Doug

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Close up of the wheel.

Keith

 

Compare and contrast - it is neither a Milnes Daimler nor a Thornycroft... :whistle:

 

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The photo in post 28 could be of a Swiss Berna rear wheel. The large hexagonal bearing cap is similar to that shown in a photo of such a truck in Micheal Young's "Book Army Service Corps"(Chapter six photo section.)

Rod Dux book, ( The Benzine Lances") refers to Swiss Berna and also to British Berna trucks being in service with the Australian forces. Two Berna are listed as been supplied from Melbourne and being available for shipping to the war as of 1st October 1914.

The Berna spokes are curved out towards the rim, a point not overly clear in photograph 28.

Doug

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Out with Milnes Daimler... in with Thornycroft!Here is another photo of a truck, again ascribed to the former make!What do you make of it?[ATTACH=CONFIG]79443[/ATTACH]
With regards to the truck picture in post No 20. If you enlarge the photo there is a KRIT visible in the showroom looking through the driving position and also a Fiat visible in the showroom behind the Fetz Spa sign. As for the truck in question, it also appears to have brass wheel grease caps with Fiat in script on them. Edited by Chaindrive

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A few more photos taken from my original negs from a ramc doctor in 1918. and i have rescand some of the other photos.

 Keith

ww1 mt asc rouen kb.jpg

asc engine workshop Rouen .JPG

asc rads (2) (2019_07_25 06_56_54 UTC).JPG

ASC Daimler truck (2019_09_13 12_25_03 UTC).JPG

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