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Interesting vehicle. I think these were electric vehicles (battery driven). Were these vans made by the same company that made the battery driven 'dustcarts' that Birmingham used in the fifties. I like the colour scheme. I am too young to remember these being used. I presume this van was used by...
I still have my BSW tools that I bought in 1964 and the A/F tools I purchased in 1965 and the Metric set I purchased in 1966.
Fortunately I own a few motorcycles from 1964 to 2017 so the tools still get used.
Yes Muntz st is named after him.
Muntz metal was used to line the hulls of sailing ships. The Cutty Sark was lined with Muntz metal. If you visit the Cutty Sark in London, it is possible to walk underneath the ship to examine the Muntz metal. Muntz lived in Umberslade Hall.
Simms motor units. Where they in Devon St, Saltley?
I remember Simms units from my days at Lucas's in the 60's and my time at Tyburn Works Tyburn road, working on the buses in the 70's
I think I still have a Simms regulator somewhere.