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John Comber

Recovery Towing Ambulance / Dolly 1920's

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I have recently acquired this early recovery ambulance as I believe they were called , I'm guessing circa 1920's but looking for some Forum help here to identify the make and date etc. Would be great to see this back with the right period vehicle , was this of military origin ?  Chip in with your views...

 

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It's a "Harvey Frost"  HF commercial vehicle recovery ambulance, many years ago I had a similar one on dual pneumatic tyres. The Military might have used some.  they work on the same principle as todays underlift recovery truck,  supporting and towing the vehicle by its axle and the extending tubular drawbar facilitated to rear lift tow something like a bus with a long body overhang  which could not be safely suspend towed by the crane without risk of body damage

Found this pic of  restored Harvey Frost ambulance

Matador & recovery ambulance

 

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