Critchley-Norris Motor Co
Critchley-Norris of Bamber Bridge, near Preston were makers of Omnibuses
a branch of Peter Pilkington
1906 The Critchley-Norris 40hp model made its debut at the Royal Agricultural hall Show. It had a four-cylinder engine and developed 25 bhp at 800 rpm. It had a four-speed box and a cone clutch. Transmission was by side chains to sprockets on the rear wheels.
1906 Burnley Motor Pleasure Co bought a Critchley-Norris that ran for a number of years.
Bus services began in 1907 with one double-deck and one single-deck Critchley-Norris and two Ryknields.
1907 Selling Motobloc
1908 They exhibited a steam bus chassis with a three cylinder engine. Also exhibited their petrol-engined chassis which had first been made in 1906.
Sources of Information
- Buses and Trolleybuses before 1919 by David Kaye. Published 1972
- Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris