The old-established concern of Halley Motors, Ltd., Glasgow, were among the first users of Perkins oil engines. This 1934 5-ton chassis had a Perkins Leopard 60 BHP unit and a vacuum servo for the mechanical braking. The unladen weight was 2 tons 7 cwt.
A typical 1907 chassis, in this case a 3-ton Hallford. Built mainly to Saurer patents, it was used also for buses and had a 38 HP engine. At right, the Mann 5-tonner of 1906, a popular heavy of those days. It had a compound steam engine under the body flo
By mounting the engine and gearbox on a removable sub-frame, maintenance of the 1926 Lacre 2'/2-ton chassis was greatly simplified. This van was thought to be unconventional in appearance because of the flush front, such things being rare in 1926. The cha
The Kerr Stuart 7-tonner is generally accepted to be the first all-British oil-engine d vehicle to be designed and built. It was powered by a Benz-type slow-running 60 BHP unit built by Mc Laren and had an unladen weight of 6 tons.
An enclosed propeller shaft took the drive to the rear axle of the 1907 Straker-Squire 1-ton chassis. Half the length of the frame was occupied by the engine and cab, leaving a reduced body space.
David Babcock of 3491 E. Deckerville Road, Cass City, Michigan 48726, sent this photo. 'I don't know the history on it,' he writes but it was taken March 13, 1915 at Wheeler, Michigan. The engine is a 6-Mule Team Associated.'
In 1931 the Gilford Motor Co., Ltd., built an unconventional low-height double-decker. It had a Junkers opposed-piston oil engine which drove the front wheels. Suspension all around was by Gruss air springs. The floor height was 1 foot, 13/8 inches.