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British Industrial History

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November 1912. Saurer motor chassis with Sulzer centrifugal pump.
November 1912. Saurer motor fire engine complete with all gear.
1922. Saurer Lorry and Lion Suction Gas Producer.
February 1922.
September 1925.
August 1928.
August 1928. Timing gear of the Saurer six- cylinder petrol engine.
August 1928. Saurer diesel lorry engine.
1929. 7-8 Ton Chassis.
1959. Adolph Saurer.
1972. Saurer SDF.

Saurer commercial vehicles were designed and produced in Switzerland and later produced in the UK

1905 Mersey Railway bought ten Saurers which all fitted double-decker bodies.

1907 Pickfords began importing them

1907 The House of Lords ruled Mersey Railway had no right to run buses, so they were all sold.

J. and E. Hall were manufacturing

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book

1930 Armstrong Whitworth was licensed to produce the Saurer at its Scotswood-on-Tyne works

1935 'Saurer were ousted by AEC and Daimler.

1948 Extensive details of the 12-cyl engine.[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

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