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W. and G. Du Cros

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W. and G. Du Cros of Acton founded by William and George the sons of William Harvey Du Cros. Car dealers. Produced ambulances, Public Service Vehicles and refuse collection vehicles.

1901 Company established.

1906 Agents for Swift, Panhard-Levassor, Gladiator and Mercedes

1913 Agents for Panhard cars.

1914 Motor car agents for Panhard-Levassor, motor car manufacturers, engineers and repairers, taxicab proprietors. Sole selling representatives for the famous Panhard cars in England. Employees 3,000. [1]

1920 Issued catalogue of their commercial vehicles. [2]

1920 Acquired by S. T. D. Motors Ltd, to expand body building capacity adjacent to their Talbot works, something which was necessary due to the inadequate capacity of their Darracq company subsidiary[3].

1920s The company produced goods and charabanc chassis.

1926 A fast, low frame six-cylinder bus was launched.

Bournemouth Corporation bought 15 Corporation model buses. These had front entrances and one man operating.

1927 Said to own the company operating the "Yellow taxi-cab" [4].

1935 Receivers appointed to S. T. D. Motors Ltd. Disposed of W. and G. Du Cros[5].

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris
  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Engineer of 27th Feb 1920 p208
  3. The Times, 14 August 1920
  4. The Times, 13 February 1929
  5. The Times, 22 April 1936