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Scammell Album

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Scammell Album


In the 19th century George Scammell was a wheelwright in Spitalfields, London. His firm became G Scammell and Nephew, building and repairing horse-drawn vehicles, then working on steam wagons. They moved on to building motor trucks, the 'articulated six-wheeler' going into production in 1920. In 1926 the world's first frameless tanker was patented. In 1927 the Pioneer 6×4 off-road truck was launched, and in 1929 the 100-ton heavy haulage Scammell appeared. In 1933 Scammell bought from Napier the patent for a three-wheel tractor, the Mechanical Horse, which sold phenomenally well. The firm had financial problems in the 1930s, however, and Shell-Mex had to inject capital. This publication gives the reader a brief overview of this history of this fascinating company.

Additional Information

Stock Code: MH132.0
Author: Ward R
ISBN13: 9781854821324
Height(mm): 210
Width(mm): 145
Page Count: 32
Publication Date: 1 Aug 2017
Publication Status: Available
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