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Commer: Buses

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1909. Commer RC 20hp Estate Bus. Reg No: EC 634.
1913. Reg No: BM 2856. Exhibit at the Oxford Bus Museum.
1913. Reg No: BM 2856. Exhibit at the Oxford Bus Museum.
February 1914.
January 1920.
28th February 1922. Commer Car coach type 3P.
February 1922. Commer Car coach type 3P.
February 1922. 32-seater coach.
February 1922.
1956. GPO vehicle. Reg No: SLO 24.
1956. GPO vehicle. Reg No: SLO 24.

Note: This is a sub-section of Commer.

The first double-decker arrived in 1909.

New models were introduced in the 1920s so there wasn't demand for the Lindley gearbox so after 1926 the Lindley was no longer fitted.

In 1930 Commer only offered 20 or 26-seat models with normal control.

In 1939 the new Superpoise series was designed. It had a semi-forward control layout. Diesel and petrol engines were offered, and a choice of wheelbases from 20 to 32 seats.

From 1946 to 1949 Commer's first postwar chassis was built called the Commando over 1,300 of these were made.

They were popular with the Royal Air Force.

1954 Commer were offering a new diesel engine, the TS3 in the Avenger III.

The TS3 was a small 3.26 litre with three-cylinder two stroke with supercharging horizontal cylinders.

1960s The 1500-series van used as a minibus was launched.

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