MORRIS COMMERCIAL Cars, Buses, Ambulances, Taxis, and Van’s England UK

Morris JB Van

Morris Commercial

Cars

Morris 1800 Series I

BUSES & AMBULANCES

TAXIS & VAN’s

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Morris Commercial Cars Limited was a British manufacturer of commercial vehicles formed by William Morris, founder of Morris Motors Limited, to continue the business of E G Wrigley and Company which he purchased as of 1 January 1924.

 History

Morris bought the assets of Soho, Birmingham axle manufacturer E.G. Wrigley and Company after it was placed in liquidation late in 1923. Up until that point a small number of commercial vehicle variants of Morris cars were built at the Morris plant at Cowley, but with the newly acquired plant in Foundry Lane, Soho, Birmingham serious production began.

In 1932 the business was moved a few miles across Birmingham to the former Wolseley factory in Adderley Park.

In 1936 Morris sold the company into his Morris Motors Limited. The use of the Morris Commercial brand name continued until 1968 when British Motor Holdings, by then the parent of Austin as well as Morris, merged with the Leyland Motor Corporation to form the British Leyland Motor Corporation.

In wartime commercial vehicles in the Morris range were produced for military use – such as the

British 25 pounder Gun and Morris C8 Quad TractorBritish 25 pounder Gun and Morris C8 Quad Tractor

Morris C8 and Morris Commercial also built vehicles such as the Terrapin amphibious carrier

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During the 1960s the light trucks and forward-control J4 light vans produced by Austin and Morris commercial were identical.

While production of the light vans remained concentrated on the Birmingham Adderley Park site, production of the F-series and W-series light trucks moved to Scotland with the opening in 1960 of the company’s Bathgate plant. The Adderley Park plant was closed in 1971 and demolished shortly afterwards.

The light trucks in the 1960s included the FF, a forward-control design introduced in 1958, along with the WF which was a sibling vehicle with the driver placed behind the engine rather than on top of it. The updated version of the FF, the FJ, appeared in 1964; it featured a split-circuit braking system, a novelty in this class of vehicle. The FF remained in production and the two vehicles were offered side by side: in this class the BMC trucks were nevertheless out-competed in terms of domestic market sales volumes by Bedford and Ford (with their Thames). Austin/Morris commercial vehicles in the 1960s also included the Austin/Morris FG-series an unusual-looking urban delivery truck with driver doors set at an angle at the rear corners of the cab to permit access in confined spaces.

Taxicabs

1 1948 the Austin FX3 introduced the familiar London taxi 1a 1922 Morris Markin, Mogul, Taxi Cab 1b Sole-surviving-Morris-London-Taxi-up-for-auction 1c Last-Morris-London-Taxi-420 1e 1933 Austin-taxi-1933-advertising 1f 1937 Morris-Commercial G2 SW Super-Six Taxi Landaulet 033__85682

1938 Morris-Commercial G2SW London Taxicab 2½-litreMorris-Commercial G2SW London Taxicab 2½-litre 1938

1939 Morris Super-Six Taxicab

Morris-Commercial Super-Six London Taxicab 1.7-litre 1939

A new brand of London taxicab was announced on 9 February 1929. Built in accordance with New Scotland Yard regulations the new Morris-Commercial International taxicab was up to date and convenient in detail. Safety glass was fitted throughout, upholstery was real hide, a passenger need only press a button and speak in an ordinary voice and a microphone would communicate it to the driver. The cab’s overall dimensions were 13ft 6in, 5ft 8in and 7ft 2in high.

The 4-cylinder engine, single dry plate clutch and four-speed gearbox were a unit like that on the standard 30cwt Morris-Commercial vehicle. Four wheel brakes would have been better, reported The Times but the rear brakes supplied were efficient, the steel artillery wheels detachable. The average turning circle was 24ft 9in, wheel base and track measured 9ft and 4ft 8in respectively.

Carrying four passengers the taxicab had “plenty of speed” and four forward gears and was suitable for the country as well as London. The engine’s four cylinders had a bore and stroke of 80 and 125 mm giving a displacement of 2,513 cc (153 cu in) and a tax rating of 15.87 h.p. The engine had side valves with tappets easily reached for adjustment, the generator and magneto being driven in tandem. The cooling water circulated naturally. Such parts as the carburettor were easily accessible. The speed lever worked in a visible gate with a stop for reverse. The three-quarter floating back axle was driven by overhead worm gear from an enclosed propellor shaft. The springs were semi-elliptical and beneath the frame, those in front were flat and splayed while those at the back were underhung. Shock absorbers were provided. The chassis weighed 18 cwt 2,016 lb (914 kg).

These vehicles were succeeded by Nuffield Oxford Taxis

Vehicles

Ambulances

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Buses

1925 Morris Commercials Bus DP 7680 1926 Morris Charabanc 1926 Morris Commercial 1 Ton vehicle, with B10D body by Harris of Clanfield DS-7422 1926 Morris Commercial T-2 DP7680 10-seater Bus 1929 morris Commercialbus Brooks 1929 Morris-Commercial  model 9-seater hotel bus 1930 Morris Commercial 5886-0 1931 morris Dictator Bay 28-34 seater bus 1931 Morris Dictator new in July 1931 with a Burlingham C32R body 1931 morris Imperial Bay 1936 Morris Commercial CD 6x4 1938 Morris-Commercial G2SW London Taxicab 2½-litre 1944-morris-commercial-lc-3-gnecco-omnibus-de-lomas 1947 Morris bus in St Georges 1949 Morris Commercial Beadle bus HYG-972 1949 Morris-Commercial CV GED796 1951 Morris-Austin K5 1952 Morris J-Type with extra side windows 1952 MORRIS TYPE J MML1952-morris-commercial-lc3-la-favorita-expreso-city-bell-s-r-l-lc3adnea-3-entonces 1954 Morris Commercial Schoolbus 1954 Morris J Type Double 6 1954 Morris J type mini bus 1954 Morris LD1 ambulance THU639 1956-67 Morris J2 van mfd 1957 1489cc police livery 1957 Morris Agosti Express Varela Morris LD 1962 Post Bus 1962 Morris LD with body by Wadham Brothers 1964-75 Morris J4 based Dormobile reg 1965 1965 Morris LD-M20 1967-74 Austin-Morris 250 JU Van AJD959-Morris Comercial-Felix Austin K8VC & Morris Buses Closest to the camera is a Morris Commercial EOM-13-250 Goodwood Revival Morris J Type, 344 CNM HB 4060 Morris Commercial JGG115 Austin Morris Commercial Morris Band Bus 14 LFC 01 Morris Band Bus 14 LFC 01a Morris Band Bus 14 LFC 01b Morris buses Morris C Morris Commercial - BrincatMorris Commercial - J Frost Morris Commercial 14 seater purchased from Gibson Motors Morris Commercial Coach VF 8157 Morris Commercial CVF_Jersey Motor Transport_N_Large Morris Commercial 'Dictator' Single Decker 5541-0 Morris Commercial 'Imperial' Double Decker Bus Morris Commercial. Morris J2 Minibus (39 EP 55) MORRIS MJW 43 Morris of Swansea BUS6 Morris SOG 506 Morris Verheul Middelkoop-3 Morris Z tw6936 Morris_Commercial_charabanc_by_holzernes_herz Morris-commercial pv Morris-Commercial vov4090 Morris-Commercial morris-commercial-bus-lvo-530 Sunbeam Alpine Mk5 (LRR 153 E) Interior morris-commercial-t-type-04

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VAN’s

1939-45 Morris C8 Quad The British Army in the United Kingdom 1946 Morris Commercial type PV advert 1949 Morris-Commercial CV GED796 1952 morris52 1954 Morris Commercial 10 CWT Express Delivery Van 12 page part-color folder original 1954 Morris Commercial J-Type Van 1957 Morris Commercial JB 1960 WBK 390 Morris JB Type Van Morris 1800 Series I Morris JB Van aero-truck B38319 British 25 pounder Gun and Morris C8 Quad Tractor bullmodels1_76morriscommercialambulance (1) Goodwood Revival Morris J Type, 344 CNM Morris C Morris Commercial CS8 2 Morris Commercial DSL844 Morris Commercial. Morris commercial Morris PV 1947 morris_commercial_2 morris-1938-10-stokvis Morris-commercial j-type. B Morris-Commercial PV type van Morris-Commercial-1930-morris Morris-Commercial-Ambulance-early-camper-conversion-solid-vehicle morris-commercial-ea-03 morris-commercial-lc5-10 morris-commercial-van Morris-delft-1930-01-commercial mWBCLgrAa9iOrpo-UgM_cKw terrapinency

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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.

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