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W. A. Stevens

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March 1907.
March 1907.

W. A. Stevens of Maidstone

1897 W. A. Stevens was established by William Arthur Stevens

1906 Built its first petrol-electric vehicle. The petrol-electric transmission was simpler to operate than the conventional crash gearbox (in the days before synchromesh) which made it popular among bus drivers as few previously driven motor vehicles.

1907 Contract with J. and E. Hall to convert their gasoline trucks to gasoline-electric types

c.1907 The company was purchased by a large bus operator, Thomas Tilling, and renamed Tilling-Stevens.


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Sources of Information

  • Buses and Trolleybuses before 1919 by David Kaye. Published 1972