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Milestones

1905 Commer Cars Ltd. formed in London.

First commercial industrial vehicle built, one embodying the "Linley" gearbox.

1907 Chain-driven 'SC' type 3 tonner marketed.

1909 First covered top double deck bus produced.

1910 First live axle model designed.

1911 'Torpedo' type char-a-banc bodies introduced.

1912-14 3-1/2 ton chassis designed to meet the requirements of W.D. Subsidy Scheme.

1914-18 Some 3,000 W.D. vehicles manufactured.

1926 Commer acquired by Humber Ltd. and fresh progress began.

1927 Introduction of 30 cwt. pnematio tyres chassis powered by "Humber" four-cylinder engine.

1928 Commers taken ovar by Rootes Securities Ltd.

1929 New six-cylinder engine designed by Luton Engineers and installed in "Avenger" 32 seat single decker and 50 seat double decker; also fitted. to 6-1/2 ton goods chassis.

1933 lightweight 3 tonner produced to come within 30 m.p.h. £30 tax class.

1935 'N' series models (15 cwts. to 5 tons) introduced.

1939 "Superpoise" range of vehicles (30 cwts to 6 tons) introduced.

1939-45 some 20,000 Commer Military Vehicles of varying types delivered to Services.

Jan. 1948 Introduction of entirely new 5 and 7 ton forward control models with o.h.v. ‘underfloor' engine (109 b.h.p.).

Dec. 1949 Introduction of Commer Fire fighting Appliance.

Sep. 1953 Introduction of new 1-1/4 ton all-steel f.c. van.

May 1954 the new 'TS3' diesel engine was introduced. in the "Avenger" passenger model

September 1954 TS3 offered in the 5-12 ton forward control goods vehicles range.

[There is a longer version of this list]


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