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Reg No: SV 8236.
1928. D Type (possible ex-RAF fire engine). Reg No: MT 9440.
1928. D Type (possible ex-RAF fire engine). Reg No: MT 9440.
1928. Morris Commercial 1-ton Lorry. Reg No: XV 5701.
1930. Morris Commercial 1-ton Light Box Van. Owned by Brightlight Grocers Stores. Reg No: RF 7818.
1931. Morris Commercial 30-cwt R Type Lorry. Reg No: RX 8197.
Advertising sign.
Exhibit at the Hull Street Life Museum.
1937. Model CS8 Mk3. Reg No: FMX 179.
July 1938.
July 1938. Equi-Load.
1939. Morris-Commercial Wireless Lorry. Reg No: ROT 830G.
1939. Morris-Commercial Wireless Lorry. Reg No: ROT 830G.
March 1939.
March 1939.
May 1939.
January 1944.
January 1946.
January 1948.
Reg No: 283 UXA
October 1949.
April 1951.
1952. Morris-Commercial MRA1 4,200cc. Reg No: 818 XUC.
1952. CV9/40. Reg No. MYF 822. Exhibit at British Commercial Vehicle Museum.
1953. Reg No: RSY 577.
October 1958.
Reg No: HMU 795.
Reg No: HMU 795.
September 1954.
1954. J Type. Reg No: HUN 904.
1957. Morris Commercial FE Series III. Reg No: NTP 738.
1959. Morris Commercial LC5 Dropside Lorry. Reg No: JEJ 283.
Reg No: YNN 233.
Reg No: GNY 413.
Reg No: RSY 551.
Reg No: HCR 667.
Reg No: xxx 486
Reg No: xxx 486

of Birmingham

1924 Formed as a private company by William Morris after he took over the plant and premises of E. G. Wrigley and Co including 200 machines designed for the manufacture of motor-car components, and c.350 employees.

Production at Soho was progressively increased

1927 Morris purchased the Wolseley works at Adderley Park and Ward End where commercial vehicle manufacture was extended to cover public-service and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

1930 Moved to the old Wolseley Works at Adderley Park, Birmngham

1956 the Morris-Commercial name was discontinued

See Morris


  • T Type(1925- )
  • D Type (1927- ) 2-ton six-wheeler
  • Courier 4/5-ton
  • Leader / P Type (1933- ) 2.5-ton
  • C Type (1934- )
  • CV (1938- )
  • Equiload
  • FV (1948- )

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