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Vulcan Motors

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July 1938.
March 1939.
January 1948.
April 1951.

Vulcan Motors Ltd, of Maidstone

1937 J. Brockhouse and Co acquired the entire share capital of Vulcan Motor and Engineering Co of Southport; the purchased would use the Vulcan works for general engineering but would take steps to maintain production of the Vulcan chassis[1] which they did by selling the rights to the motor vehicle side of the business[2] to Tilling-Stevens of Maidstone, Kent. Vulcan Works was renamed Brockhouse Engineering (Southport)[3]

1950 Tilling-Stevens was taken over by the Rootes Group and a new 7 tonner appeared at that year's Commercial Motor Show in London.

Rootes had their own established commercial makes in Commer and Karrier and both Vulcan and Tilling-Stevens vanished finally in 1953.

1953 Controlled by Tilling-Stevens Sales Manager: F. M. S. Best. Service Manager: F. J. Hughes.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 06, 1937
  2. The Times, Dec 09, 1937
  3. The Times, Dec 15, 1938