Aeroplanes, Cars, Buses and Ambulances MANN EGERTON Norwich England UK

Mann Egerton

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Mann, Egerton & Company Ltd.
Fate Broken-up, car dealerships acquired by Inchcape plc in 1973
Founded 1905
Defunct 1986
Headquarters Norwich, United Kingdom

Mann, Egerton & Company Ltd. was an automotive and aerospace company headquartered in Norwich, United Kingdom. During its history the company was variously active in automotive retailing, aircraft manufacturing, automotive coachbuilding and electrical services.

1917 Mann Egerton Type H

1917 Mann Egerton Type H

Mann Egerton Type B

Mann Egerton Type B

It was formally founded in 1905 by Gerald Mann, an electrical engineer, and Hubert Egerton, although the two had been working in partnership for a number of preceding years (the “Tern” logo used in the 1960s was often accompanied by the statement “ESTD. 1898”). Besides car dealing the company continued electrical installation work.

Mann Egerton & Co Collection

Mann Egerton & Co Collection

 History

In 1909 the company supplied its first custom built car body for a Rolls-Royce. By 1913 it had branches across East Anglia, and in London. In 1915 the company was requested to build aeroplanes for the war effort. Some were built under licence, including 22 Short Admiralty Type 184s and 20 Short Bombers; later the company produced ten examples of its own Type B, a further development of the Short Type 184.

1920 Rolls-Royce with Mann Egerton

1920 Rolls-Royce with Mann Egerton

In the Second World War, they built vehicle bodies for the Government especially the Austin K2/Y ambulance.

restored Austin K2-Y ambulance

The headquarters were in Prince of Wales Road, Norwich where they had a British Leyland dealership. The garage in Surrey Street Norwich had a Ford dealership and commercial vehicles and the woodworking business were run from premises on Cromer Road, Norwich. Over the years garages in several other towns were opened or acquired including central London where they sold Rolls Royce and Bentley cars, Finchley, Lowestoft, Uttoxeter, Nottingham (formerley Atkeys), Derby and Worcester.

1925 Rolls-Royce 20-25hp wears formal limousine coachwork by the Norwich-based firm of Mann Egerton.

1925 Rolls-Royce 20-25hp wears formal limousine coachwork by the Norwich-based firm of Mann Egerton

In 1964, the electrical department was sold to the Westinghouse Brake and Signal Company. Mann Egerton was acquired by Inchcape plc in 1973 though its woodworking business continued until bought out by the management in 1986. The woodworking business made school furniture. The coachbuilding business made refrigerated vehicles for companies including Findus and BirdsEye among other vehicles and was sold to Bonallock Coachbuilders.

1931 Daimler Motor-MannEgerton

1931 Daimler Motor-MannEgerton

1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre Mann-Egerton Saloon One-off with Red interior

1934 Bentley 3.5 Litre Mann-Egerton Saloon One-off with Red interior

1934 Mann Egerton DHC Sir R Wigan b

1934 Mann Egerton DHC Sir R Wigan

1935 BENTLEY 3 1.5 LITRE OPEN ROADSTER PROJECTB189LH Mann Egerton

1935 BENTLEY 3 1.5 LITRE OPEN ROADSTER PROJECTB189LH Mann Egerton

1937 Bentley 4 1-4 Litre - Mann Egerton Saloon.

1937 Bentley 4 1-4 Litre – Mann Egerton Saloon

1937 BENTLEY 4 1-4 LITRE MANN EGERTON SALOON B41KU

1937 BENTLEY 4 1-4 LITRE MANN EGERTON SALOON B41KU

1937 Bentley 4¼ Ltr Mann Egerton Sports Saloon B41KU

1937 Bentley 4¼ Ltr Mann Egerton Sports Saloon B41KU

1937 Bentley 4¼ Ltr Mann Egerton Sports Saloon B41KUa

1937 Bentley 4¼ Ltr Mann Egerton Sports Saloon

1937-Bentley-4¼-Litre-Saloon-by-Mann-Egerton

1937-Bentley-4¼-Litre-Saloon-by-Mann-Egerton

1938 Mann Egerton, Bentley

1938 Mann Egerton, Bentley

1939 BENTLEY 4 ¼ MANN EGERTON SPORTS SALOON B114MR

1939 BENTLEY 4 ¼ MANN EGERTON SPORTS SALOON B114MR

1947 Mann Egerton & Company Limited of Norwich

1947 Mann Egerton & Company Limited of Norwich

1948 AEC Regal III with Mann Egerton B31F body

1948 AEC Regal III with Mann Egerton B31F body

HLX462

1948 HLX462 AEC Regal III Mann Egerton ex LT T792

1948 JXC314 Ex London Transport TD121 in Treaty Road, Hounslow, Middx., when owned by Hounslow Evangelical Church

1948 JXC314 Ex London Transport TD121 in Treaty Road, Hounslow, Middx., when owned by Hounslow Evangelical Church

1948 T792 HLX462 AEC Regal III-Mann Egerton London Transport

1948 T792 HLX462 AEC Regal III-Mann Egerton London Transport

1948 TD95 JXC288 Leyland Tiger PS1-Mann Egerton Cobham Bus Museum Wisley Airfield

1948 TD95 JXC288 Leyland Tiger PS1-Mann Egerton Cobham Bus Museum Wisley Airfield

1949 AEC Regal III with Mann Egerton body, T 792, HLX 462, dating from 1949

1949 AEC Regal III with Mann Egerton body, T 792, HLX 462

JXC288

1949 JXC288 Leyland Tiger PS1 Mann Egerton Body Ex LT TD95

1949 L.T. T792, Regal III {9621E177} -Mann Egerton B31F

1949 L.T. T792, Regal III {9621E177} -Mann Egerton B31F

1949 Leyland Tiger PS1 Mann Egerton London Transport TD95

1949 Leyland Tiger PS1 Mann Egerton London Transport TD95

1949 Leyland Tiger PS1, Mann Egerton B30F bodied Single Decker Bus - TD95

1949 Leyland Tiger PS1, Mann Egerton B30F bodied Single Decker Bus – TD95

1949 Leyland Tiger PS1, Mann Egerton B30F bodied Single Decker Bus

1949 Leyland Tiger PS1, Mann Egerton B30F bodied Single Decker Bus

1949 TD95 one of a batch of 100 Leyland PS1-Mann Egerton

1949 TD95 one of a batch of 100 Leyland PS1-Mann Egerton

1949 TD130 (JXC 323) a Leyland Tiger PS1 with 1949 Mann Egerton B30F bodywork at Sheffield Park

1949 TD130 (JXC 323) a Leyland Tiger PS1 with 1949 Mann Egerton B30F bodywork at Sheffield Park

1950 Leyland Mann Egerton 039-UK

1950 Leyland Mann Egerton 039-UK

1950 Mann Egerton Ad 2

1950 Mann Egerton Ad

1950 TD105 a Leyland PS1 with a Mann Egerton 30 seat body at Edgeware Station 23rd June 1962

1950 TD105 a Leyland PS1 with a Mann Egerton 30 seat body at Edgeware Station 23rd June 1962

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1951 austin cxb converted to forward control busses and bodied by mann egerton gallery London

1951 Leyland Royal Tiger half deck bus body built by Mann Egerton

1951 Leyland Royal Tiger half deck bus body built by Mann Egerton

1951 Mann Egerton Austin with Daltons of Handsworth Birmingham

1951 Mann Egerton Austin with Daltons of Handsworth Birmingham

1952 Leyland PD2-12 with rare Mann Egerton H56R bodywork

1952 Leyland PD2-12 with rare Mann Egerton H56R bodywork

1952 Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd

1952 Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd

1952 Mann-Egerton bodied one-and-a-half-decker of 1952

1952-mann-egerton-bodied-one-and-a-half-decker

1952 Norfolk, Nayland APV128 Austin CXD Mann Egerton FC32F in Colchester Bus Station

1952 Norfolk, Nayland APV128 Austin CXD Mann Egerton FC32F in Colchester Bus Station

1952 Mann-Egerton bodied one-and-a-half-decker of 1952 1952-Mann-Egerton-Coach-Bus-ORIGINAL-Automobile-Factory

1952-Mann-Egerton-Coach-Bus-ORIGINAL-Automobile-Factory

1953 AUSTIN-CXB-MANN-EGERTON-GREEN-GREY

1953 AUSTIN-CXB-MANN-EGERTON-GREEN-GREY

1953 Man Egerton Brochure

1953 Mann Egerton Brochure

1953 Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd

1953 Mann Egerton & Co. Ltd

1954 Leyland Mann Egerton

1954 Leyland Mann Egerton © Traveller Homes

1954 Leyland PD3A  1 - Mann Egerton Lorry

1954 Leyland PD3A 1 – Mann Egerton Lorry

1954 Mann Egerton Ad

1954 Mann Egerton Ad

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1954 Mann Egerton DD body Bus 1626

1955 Ford Thames with Mann Egerton crane

1955 Ford Thames with Mann Egerton crane

1955 MJH510-Brunts-Hatfield-AEC-Regent-Mann-Egerton

1955 MJH510-Brunts-Hatfield-AEC-Regent-Mann-Egerton

1956 Mann_Egerton_logo

1957 Mann Egerton bodied AEC Regal III T791 (HLX 461) and RF695

1957 Mann Egerton bodied AEC Regal III T791 (HLX 461) and RF695

1958 MANN EGERTON FOR TRIUMPH

1958 MANN EGERTON FOR TRIUMPH

1959 Leyland Comet, Mann Egerton export body

1959 Leyland Comet, Mann Egerton export body

1964 Mann Egerton Ford

1964 Mann Egerton Ford

1964 Rover 2000 P6 ad

1964 Rover 2000 P6 ad

1971 MANN EGERTON - LONDON ROLLS ROYCE ADVERT

1971 MANN EGERTON – LONDON ROLLS ROYCE ADVERT

1971-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Shadow-Mann-Egerton-Ad

1971-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Shadow-Mann-Egerton-Ad

1972 Bedford RL 4x4  Mann Egerton breakdown lorry, HBH 736K

1972 Bedford RL 4×4 Mann Egerton breakdown lorry, HBH 736K © Roger Mardon

1978 MANN EGERTON ADVERT - JAGUAR XJS

1978 MANN EGERTON ADVERT – JAGUAR XJS

Austin Service Mann Egerton Austin K8

Austin Service Mann Egerton Austin K8

Breakdown cranes from Mann Egerton and Co. Ltd

Breakdown cranes from Mann Egerton and Co. Ltd

Crossley 20hp with Mann Egerton body

Crossley 20hp with Mann Egerton body

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OC7 Mann Egerton

OC7 Mann Egerton

Austin K2/Y

Austin K2/Y Ambulance
restored Austin K2-Y ambulance
An original fully restored Austin K2/Y ambulance

TypeMilitary ambulancePlace of originUKService historyIn serviceSecond World War and after in a number of countriesProduction historyManufacturerAustin Motor Company andMann EgertonProduced1939 – 1945Number built13 102SpecificationsWeight3 tons 1½ cwt (3124 kg) (dry)Length18 ft (5.49 m)Width7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)Height9 ft 2 in (2.79 m)Crew2–3


ArmourNoneEngineAustin 6-cylinder, 3462 cc,petrol,
60 hp at 3000 rpm, 153 lbfft(207.4 Nm) at 1200 rpmPayload capacity4 stretchers or 10 “walking wounded“SuspensionWheels 4 × 2, 10.50 – 16 tyresSpeed50 mph (80 km/h) 

The Austin K2/Y was a British heavy military ambulance used by all services during World War II, built by the Austin Motor Company. It was based on the civilian light truck Austin K30, with the main difference being the simplified driver’s cab. The cab had no doors, it was only protected by canvas. The rear body, known as No. 2 Mk I/L was developed by the Royal Army Medical Corps and built bycoachbuilder Mann Egerton. It could take ten casualties sitting or four stretcher cases. The interior dimensions were approximately 2.6 meters long, 2.0 meters wide and 1.7 meters high. At the rear of the vehicle there were two large doors. From the driver’s cab the wounded could also be accessed through a small door with a seat. One veteran stated he carried 27 wounded at one point in the North African Campaign; this involved seating passengers on the wings, bonnet, and rear steps and even using rifles to suspend extra stretchers across the walkway in the back; he was mentioned in dispatches for this feat.

13 102 Austin K2/Y ambulances were built at Austin’s Longbridge plant almost continuously from 1940 until the war ended. An estimated 50 or more remain today. The Austin chassis was one of three main designs fitted with Mann Egerton bodies, the others being Morris Commercial CS11/30F and Bedford ML 54. It is estimated there are two remaining Morris Commercials, but no Bedford examples are said to survive.

The Austin K2 was generally regarded as having a widely spaced four-speed gearbox that needed to be “understood”, but once mastered provided good service. One person who did master it was the then Princess Elizabeth, who drove one during the war.[1] [2] [3] It had two petrol tanks, one on each side (total capacity: approx. 2 × 12 Imperial gallons (2 × 54.5 l)). The top speed was around 50 mph (80 km/h). The K2 (KTwo) was often affectionately nicknamed “Katy”.

The design was popular with British, Common­wealth and also American troops, being an example of reverse Lend-Lease.

After the end of World War II the K2/Y was also used in the Korean War.

This type of ambulance was the “star” of the film Ice Cold in Alex (1958) featuring John MillsSylvia SymsAnthony Quayle and Harry Andrews.

Three Austin K2/Y ambulances participated in the VE-VJ days 50th anniversary parade down the Mall in London on 19 August 1995.

Gallery

HRH Princess Elizabeth and the K2/Y 

K2/Y Exterior

K2/Y Interior

K2/Y in Action

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

1 thought on “Aeroplanes, Cars, Buses and Ambulances MANN EGERTON Norwich England UK”

  1. Hi Jeroen,
    Very interesting page about a local business now sadly gone.
    With reference to your 1950 Leyland Mann Egerton 039-UK image. I think you will find it is a Guy Arab chassis.
    Thank you for submitting the images.

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