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Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Co: Buses

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Note: this is a sub-section of the Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Co

1905 Thames Engineering Works, of Greenwich, makers of steam wagons, were the motor department of the company.

1905 The first bus chassis was built.

1905 Thames Engineering Works exhibited at Olympia a steam wagon, a petrol delivery van and an omnibus chassis[1]

1906 Produced a six-cylinder engine for buses. Also produced a four cylinder engine of 24/30 hp.

In 1910 they were concentrating on 40 hp coaches.

1911 At the end of the year the parent company went into receivership

1913 A semi-forward-control double-decker was constructed which resembled a stagecoach without the horse. One of these is exhibited in the National Motor Museum.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1895/11/24