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CWS Bell

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The Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS) started assembling chassis in Manchester 1919.

1905-1915 Cars made at Ravensthorpe. Around 500 probably made

The furniture factory in West London built a few bodies for the Austin: Seven

0.75, 1 and 1.5 ton chassis were produced with all using 2.5 litre engines.

In 1922 a Dorman-engined 1.5 - 2 ton chassis with overhead worm drive was produced.

1925 all production ceased.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris
  • A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2