Halls Mentho-Lyptus Fowler Steam Wagon
This model was a smashing Christmas present from a good friend who is a collector himself (Cloisonné) and appreciates a collector's interest in their subject.
This model was commissioned to celebrate 60 years of Halls Mentho-Lyptus from 1927 to 1987. The text on the box describes this model very well and I have repeated it here for the same reason as for the Carters Showman's Engine.
“Hall Bros (Whitefield) Ltd have commissioned this unique, limited edition, die-cast model of the Fowler Steam Lorry to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of their brand - Halls Mentho-Lyptus.
The Fowler Steam Lorry was produced in Leeds from 1924 to 1932. 127 were built during this period but only one survives. It was originally supplied to Leeds City Council but now carries the Halls Mentho-Lyptus livery.
The Fowler operates at a working pressure of 225 p.s.i. and develops 55 b.h.p. providing a maximum speed of 28 m.p.h. (unladen weight of 8 tons)
Steam lorries in the 1920’s were cheaper to buy 50% cheaper to run, and lasted 30% longer than the petrol driven lorries of the day.”
Careful readers will note that there is a missing full stop and a misplaced comma in the original text. Well, that is how it appears on the box!
Joseph Rank Ltd Foden Steam Wagon
This was a car boot find. It is a Matchbox Models of Yesteryear model of a 1922 Foden over-engine type steam wagon.
The load of flour bags can be removed.
Atkinson Model D Steam Wagon of 1918
The car boot sales have done it yet again! This is a Matchbox Models of Yesteryear boxed model and is described on the box is as follows:
This model is based on the standard Atkinson Steam Wagon which was first produced in 1916 and steadily developed up to 1924. Its engine was a twin cylinder double-acting type, developing 70 horsepower at 300 r.p.m., (makers’ figures) giving this wagon a maximum speed of 12 m.p.h. when fully laden. The Cement Marketing Company owned a large fleet of Atkinsons in the early twenties and during this period three won 1st prize in Concourse held by ‘The Commercial Motor’ magazine.
Sentinal Timber Tractor
The Sentinal was another car boot find which came boxed. There was no information on the box but I think it is a Sentinal Timber Tractor having checked in some of my books.
Yorkshire Steam Wagon of 1917
This car boot find is a boxed under-engine Yorkshire Steam Wagon of 1917 that is dressed in the livery of The De Selby Quarries Co. Ltd., from Jobstown, County Dublin in Ireland.
Garrett Steam Wagon
This is another car boot find which came partly boxed.
As no information came with the model I did a little research and came up with some interesting facts on this type of steam wagon.
Garrett built these wagons as four or six wheeled vehicles with a vertical boiler. The cab was asymmetrical which allowed the driver to sit on the right side and adjacent to the boiler, the driver side being square and the other side being curved as on many conventional wagon cabs.
1922 Foden C-Type Steam Wagons
These are two Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. One is in Pickfords livery and the other in Tate and Lyle livery.
1918 Atkinson D-Type Steam Wagon
This model is another Matchbox Models of Yesteryear. It is in the livery of Bass & Co Brewery of Stoke on Trent; (they never seem to deliver to my house!)
Four and Six Wheeled S4 Sentinal Steam Wagons
The four wheeled wagon is in the livery of Charrington Coal and Coke Merchants, the six wheeled wagon has the Whitbread brewery livery.
Foden Canvas Back Steam Wagon
This wagon carries the livery of Beck and Pollitzer Haulage Contractors of London.
Sentinel S6 Six Wheel Flatbed Steam Wagon
This wagon is in the livery of the London Brick Company.
Y18 1918 Atkinson Model D Steam Wagon
This wagon is described as follows:
This model is based on the standard Atkinson Steam Wagon which was first produced in 1916 and steadily developed up to 1924. Its engine was a twin cylinder double acting type, developing 70 horsepower at 300 r.p.m. giving this wagon a top speed of 12 m.p.h. when fully laden.