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Producer Gas Plants

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Producer Gas Plants Ltd, of Piccadilly, London

1917 Company formed to take over and develop Parker Producer Patents[1]

1921 Public company incorporated to make portable producer gas plants which could be fitted to vehicles[2]. Demonstrated two 3-ton lorries driven by producer gas plants on board the vehicles; the gas plant had been invented by Mr J W Parker and designed by Mr H W Bamber. The lorries were fuelled by coke which meant that running costs were much less than for petrol vehicles[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jul 27, 1921
  2. The Times, Jul 27, 1921
  3. The Times, Apr 28, 1921