Articulated lorry

1939 in Luton

Bedford O-type articulated tractor and Tasker 8/10 ton low load trailer, 1939. Registration no. JV 8266. The first Bedford was produced in 1931 and was the result of collaboration between Vauxhall Motors Ltd, and Scammell Lorries Ltd. The Bedfords became very successful, coining the slogan ‘You Saw Them Everywhere’. In 1939 the O-Type was produced with the standard features of 3.5 litre engine, four-speed gearbox, spiral bevel rear axle and hydraulic brakes. Before the Second World War there were very few articulated lorries in use in Britain, ones made were generally for a specific purpose. This O-Type was bought as a tipper, modified to fit a low loader and owned throughout its working life by a Lincolnshire firm for use on a quarry, with a short interlude during the War while it was used for haulage.


Road Transport
Object Number:
commercial vehicle
Sillett, D.R.