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1922 Austin 12/4

1922 Austin 12/4 in London - The Modern Babylon, Documentary, 2012 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: UK

1922 Austin 12/4

Position 00:25:10 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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johnfromStaffs EN

2014-01-20 10:07

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Austin. Probably a 12, as it was the best seller amongst the larger models.

zodiac SE

2014-01-20 10:54

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Is the bridge preserved?

dsl SX

2014-01-20 13:42

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:think: Our Austin 12 and Twelve selections (we have both, apparently overlapping) look a fair bit newer to me than this one. But this is outside my envelope ...

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-01-20 17:45

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The Austin 12 in various guises was in continuous production from 1922 to 1939.

Link to "www.google.co.uk"

dsl SX

2014-01-20 18:03

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I'm convinced now.

Sunbar UK

2014-01-20 18:14

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zodiac wrote Is the bridge preserved?


Ludgate Circus then and now

The wrought-iron style Victorian bridge I believe was replaced with a conventional steel railway bridge which was removed about 1990.

http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/l/ludgate_hill/index23.shtml

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johnfromStaffs EN

2014-01-20 18:55

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dsl wrote I'm convinced now.


Thank you. I do try to be as careful as possible with identifications, sometimes my eyes/screen interface lets me down. Austins are particularly difficult as they made a large quantity of different bodies on relatively few models in the 20s and 30s, and by the late 40s and 50s had adopted a system where all their cars followed a design style which made them difficult to tell apart without a size reference. In the case of the 12, there was also, after 1930, a Twelve-six to cause further confusion with the Twelve, which became known as the Twelve-four. Sometimes they were called the Light Twelve-Six and Heavy Twelve-Four, until 1933 when the Light Twelve-Six was given a new four cylinder engine and became the Light Twelve-Four. Add to this the various body names like Clifton, Harley and Ascot, and you have a recipe for disaster.

Don't even start me off on the Ten, or the bigger ones with just the word Six on the radiator!

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dsl SX

2014-01-20 19:03

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Is it possible to agree when we use numbers or words on Austins (eg 7/Seven, 10/Ten, 12/Twelve etc)? We seem to have a lot of double entries without - for me at least - any clear reason to separate them into each alternative. I guess this won't be easy or straightforward (otherwise someone would probably have done it already), but it would be good to see it explained, agreed and - where possible - simplified.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-01-20 19:20

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Either was in use, by Joe Public, and by the car manufacturers themselves. Just scroll through this - http://www.car-brochures.eu/austineightstory.htm

chris40 UK

2014-01-20 20:12

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Between the 20s and early 50s high-volume British manufacturers (not only Austin but also Morris, Standard and to some extent Ford) tended to call their models by the RAC horsepower rating. I tend to give these figures in full as being model names. However French manufacturers tended to do the opposite, giving their bread-and-butter offerings names like 2cv, 4cv etc. ...

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-01-20 23:39

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I will endeavour to spell out the words from now on.

There is no recall in my memory of my Dad's Austin Seven, a dim image of his Ford Eight, clear memories of the Morris Ten, and I even "drove" the Citroen Super Modern Twelve sitting between Dad and the steering wheel. It all then fell apart with the Morris Cowley bought in 1955, and the next car with a number in its name was the Triumph 2000.

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