Driver and boy posing in front of Tilling Stevens Charabanc

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1926
Description
View of a Tilling Stevens petrol electric charabanc with solid rubber tyres, starting handle, headlamps and acetylene gas or oil side lamps. The registration is MS 298*. The driver wears a white-topped cap with skip. The boy has bare feet.
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Maker
Production date
Circa 1926
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Subject notes
The charabanc was open topped but had a folding roof. The petrol engine drove a generator that powered an electric traction motor. As the driver did not have to change gear, it gave a smoother ride. Poorer children often went barefooted in the summer.

SEE P15369.
Accession number
P15373

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