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1947 Morris Series Y 10cwt Van

1947 Morris Series Y 10cwt Van in Elizabeth Is Missing, Movie made for TV, 2019 IMDB

Class: Cars, Van / MPV — Model origin: UK

1947 Morris Series Y 10cwt Van

Position 00:08:31 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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dsl SX

2019-12-11 21:54

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We've identified this vehicle using the details you provided
MORRIS 1/2 TON VAN 1947
Registration number: DCX 709
Body type: Light Van
Colour: Blue
Date of first registration: September 1947

(inactive user)

2019-12-11 21:58

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Series Y

https://car-from-uk.com/sale.php?id=93082&country=uk

/vehicles_make-Morris_model-Series+Y.html

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-12-11 22:06

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Non standard coachbuilt body.

GodzillaFan54 CA

2019-12-12 03:21

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What does the cwt mean?

dsl SX

2019-12-12 03:32

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cwt = hundredweight = 112 pounds (not 100 pounds as might be expected) = one twentieth of a ton. So 10cwt = ½ton.

GodzillaFan54 CA

2019-12-12 18:12

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Thank you! hundredweight means 112 pounds... so it's like a baker's dozen = 13.

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-12-12 18:36

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Well, not really. The British system had a bit more to it than that, but in order not to complicate things too much, we'll start with the ounce.

One ounce is 28.3495 grams.

Sixteen ounces make one pound. (Not money, one pound sterling is not a weight measure.)

Fourteen pounds make one stone.

Eight stones make one hundredweight, (112 pounds).

Twenty hundredweights make one ton, (2240 pounds).

This, plus the arcane system of pre-decimalisation money led to some really boring questions in school sums (you can't call it maths) lessons.

Such as - "Calculate the value of two hundredweight five stone seven pounds eight ounces at one pound twelve shillings and tenpence ha'penny per pound."

Was there, did that.

It has taken me over half an hour to arrive at what I think is the answer ---

£495 11 shillings and 9 pence three farthings.

Anyone care to check it?

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tore-40 NO

2019-12-12 19:02

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johnfromstaffs wrote ....in order not to complicate things....


That didn't work at all

chicomarx BE

2019-12-12 19:04

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johnfromstaffs wrote Calculate the value of two hundredweight five stone seven pounds eight ounces at one pound twelve shillings and tenpence ha'penny per pound.

The answer is 40 rods or one hogshead.

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-12-12 19:10

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chicomarx wrote
The answer is 40 rods or one hogshead.


No, that's length and volume, no reference to weight.

dsl SX

2019-12-12 19:17

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johnfromstaffs wrote Eight stones make one hundredweight

Eight stones make one slim.
Twelve stones make one slightly overweight = one beer belly.
Sixteen stones make one too fat for seats on public transport.

dsl SX

2019-12-12 19:32

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johnfromstaffs wrote It has taken me over half an hour to arrive at what I think is the answer --- £495 11 shillings and 9 pence three farthings.
Anyone care to check it?

Sorry - I'm defrosting the freezer, and then I've got to put the bins out. After that I have to go and count the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike in case they've all gone to look for America.

johnfromstaffs EN

2019-12-12 19:47

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dsl wrote
Sorry - I'm defrosting the freezer, and then I've got to put the bins out. After that I have to go and count the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike in case they've all gone to look for America.


Tough luck.

I'm off out.

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