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May 1921.
February 1922.
March 1930. Type L5.
May 1930.
1925.
1938. Bristol B32D Tower Wagon. Reg No: FAE 60.
1938. Bristol B32D Tower Wagon. Reg No: FAE 60.
1950. Bristol LL6B. Reg No: LFM 756.
1960. Bristol FS5G. ECW H33/27RD. Reg No: OVL 473.
1960. Bristol FS5G. ECW H33/27RD. Reg No: OVL 473.
1960. Bristol FS5G. ECW H33/27RD. Reg No: OVL 473.
1961. Bristol Single-Deck Coach. Reg No: 56 GUO.
1963. MW6G.
1965. Bristol MW. 43-seats. Midland General. Reg No: DNU 20C.
1966. Bristol Single-Deck Bus. Reg No: FDL 927D.
1966. Bristol Single-Deck Bus. Reg No: FDL 927D.
Reg No: LHN 860. Exhibit at the Shildon Locomotion Museum.
Reg No: LHN 860. Exhibit at Beamish Museum.
1969. Bristol. Reg No: OHU 770F.
1981. Bristol VRTSL6G. Reg No: EWS 739W.
1981. Bristol VRTSL6G. ECW H43/31F. Reg No: RUA 457W.
1983. Reg No: A954 SAE
1983. Reg No: A954 SAE
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Note: This is a sub-section of Bristol Tramways and Carriage Co and its successor Bristol Commercial Vehicles.

1907 Commenced the manufacture of buses at its Brislington depot. The first were 16-seaters.

1913 Produced a four-cylinder engine chassis rated at 28 hp with a final worm drive.

By 1915 over 120 chassis had been built. Bus chassis building stopped in 1915 and the factory turned to war work on Bristol Aircraft.

1920 The work resumed in 1920 and the company took a stand at the Olympia Motor Show for the first time.

In 1923 the Bristol range widened with a new two-ton model. Many were sold to operators. All but nine were single-deck, the double-deckers went to Hull Corporation in 1923.

In 1926 the B-type otherwise known as the Superbus was introduced. It was built until 1934 and 780 were made including 300 for Bristol's own fleet.

Three models came in 1931. The G-type double-decker and the H & J-type single-deckers.

List of Models

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • British Buses Since 1945 by John Creighton. Published 1983. ISBN 0 7137 1258 9
  • [1] Wikipedia