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Durham, Churchill and Co

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February 1902.
September 1902.
January 1903.
February 1903. Simms motors.
February 1905
March 1907. 24-30 h.p. Char-a-banc.
January 1920.

Durham-Churchill of Hallamshire Motor and Engineering Works, Grimesthorpe near Sheffield manufactured charabancs as Hallamshire cars

1903 Took part in the 1903 Reliability Trial

At the 1905 Royal Agricultural Hall Show they displayed their four-cylinder 24 hp charabanc with 24 seats. It was powered by an Aster engine. A Champion clutch was fitted with a four-speed gearbox. The vehicle cost £600.

1906 Cars had a British made chassis with French (Aster) engines. Models were 10-12 h.p. (two-cylinder), 12-14 h.p., 20 h.p. and 24 h.p. models (the three larger models had four-cylinder engines). [1]

In 1908 they showed a 26 seater charabanc powered by the 30 bhp Aster engine.

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

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.
  • Buses and Trolleybuses before 1919 by David Kaye. Published 1972
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris