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  1. Regarding the Schneider engine, it could be from a variety of non military sources, The dustcart version could still be seen on the streets of Paris in the late 1950s early 60s.. Large numbers were in use in Paris as the main stay of the motor omnibus fleet, over 1200 model H were in use from 1916 to 1938 and in addition over 50 six wheel the H6 version saw service from 1923 until 1938. Also the Solex radiator is often confuses the make of vehicle De Dion Bouton, Schneider and even Mercedes. Richard Peskett.
  2. I am sure that these rear wheels are adapted tank idler wheels. I sold lots of these ex. Ministry in the late 1970s for use as traction engine rubber tyres, the centres were trepanned out , the remaining band cut open and re rolled to suit the required radius and then welded or bolted to the engine wheels, generally worked out quite successful. Richard Peskett.
  3. This is the sort of crane you want ! I am sure somebody will know what it is based upon . Richard Peskett.
  4. Extract from Commercial; motor 19.3.1929. Yes, probably built up out of surplus parts but doubt if many were sold !. Richard Peskett.
  5. Back to the Government disposals of 1919 this advertisement that appeared in 'Surplus' for June 1919 predates Slough involvement when it was still a free for all regarding the sale of motor transport. The magazine 'Surplus' was an official weekly government publication which ran into the early 1920s. What was on offer and the quantities are truly amazing from kitchen utensils to floating docks , railway locomotives to aerodromes and complete factories with township included .Some incorrect spelling in this one, Garrick should read Garrett and Rushton being Ruston ,all smaller steam tracto
  6. Moving aircraft - not the easiest of things to do. Napier got some good publicity for their efforts but Short Bros., at Rochester had risked plenty of overhang on the 'R' series Pierce-Arrow in Royal Navy ownership. The crew of the Crossley tender look quite pleased with themselves in Salonika, 1917. !. Richard Peskett.
  7. Another image of a F.W.D. running on gas producer, all of the plants look somewhat cumbersome. Location and type of plant unknown. The whole subject of gas producers is very wide ranging form gas bags storing town ( coal ) gas on roofs of civilian vehicles during WW1 , lots of experiments in the 1920s/30s, trailer plants mainly used with buses during WW2 , to integral plants in use in Vietnam 1989 and North Korea in 1992. North Korea 1992. Da Nang ,Vietnam 1989. Richard Peskett.
  8. Thornycroft took an early interest in supplying the War Office , first with steam lorries and were keen entrants in various trials held pre. 1914. Richard Hornsby and Daimler also produced these heavy tractors but order numbers were small.
  9. This is an assumption ! - but I would think the units were manufactured by the Thresh Disinfector Company and the type/model illustrated ( it is an advertising postcard ) is the 'Silver Thimble ' model and is size no. 4. Also its looks to me to be a steam heated type of autoclave, hence mounting on the steam wagon chassis would be an ideal situation. The second image the wagon has an extension chimney laying on the cab roof for use when stationary working. Richard.
  10. The steam wagon and traction engine also played a significant part in the war effort. The war office purchased 5 Thornycroft wagons in 1902 but for many years hence there was a big divide between the advocates of horse or mechanical transport. The Foden wagon found many uses including that of the steam drum disinfector for delousing clothing etc. etc . The front mounted railway style buffers was another feature which were no doubt put to good use on many occasions. Richard Peskett.
  11. Proprietary engine manufacturers played an important part in the war effort including Dorman, Tylor , White and Poppe etc. Richard Peskett.
  12. A couple of offerings today from Mons Engineering, interesting use of the 'Mons' name and the individual radiator shapes. Richard Peskett.
  13. Further to previous mention of the Crossley 'Kegress' , for those of you with a technical interest in such vehicles some further details from Commercial Motor . Richard Peskett.
  14. The London General Omnibus Co. 'B' type - straight from the 'Western Front' ,well not quite . Faced with the disposal of over 2500 vehicles from 1919 onwards these being replaced by the larger 'K' and 'S' types. Some of the newest examples were offered for sale first as complete vehicles in good order , at least 32 found there way to Australia some even with their double deck bus bodies still fitted . Gradually sales dwindled and by the end most were broken up for scrap. A few survived a couple more years as works transport during 1927-29 when AEC moved from Walthamstow to Southall.
  15. For the followers of the ubiquitous Ford 'Model T'. This creation takes some beating, again at Slough where no doubt it saw plenty of use . Richard Peskett.
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