Tuesday, August 19, 2008

THE FOWLER STEAM LORRY 60th ANNIVERSARY HALLS MENTHO LYTUS





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.

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