Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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January 1920.

The Berna factory, of Olten, Switzerland

1905 Berna began exporting buses to the UK in 1906.

Hudson Consolidated took the business over and the range improved.

1912 A Swiss consortium bought the company back. Following this an English company handled the sales in Britain.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris