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1950 Fordson Thames ET6

1950 Fordson Thames ET6 in Spaceways, Movie, 1953 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

1950 Fordson Thames ET6

Position 00:52:52 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

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DidierF FR

2015-09-08 09:59

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[Image: fisher53space39.jpg]

Je suppose qu'ils sont tous deux de la même espèce.

[41BD46] (or 418O46…).

Sunbar UK

2015-09-08 11:14

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41BD46 is a genuine army registration - possibly a Bedford M-type truck although anything is possible from this view.

The other truck where the front/side is seen Fordson WOT6 ? by the headlamp mount (not Bedford QL).

JCB UK

2015-09-08 23:09

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Think its a Fordson ET6 .
Army bought some new Bedford OL, Austin Loadstar and Fordson ET6 as 3 ton cargo trucks with twin rears post war .
Surprising really with all the wartime production of OY's

Link to "miliblog.co.uk"

-- Last edit: 2015-09-08 23:16:25

DidierF FR

2015-09-09 03:35

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Same berd (I counted 7 long and 5 high) than this Fordson ET6 on your pic, JCB.

Can you give a MY?

(The other one is quite different, indeed.)

johnfromStaffs EN

2015-09-09 08:44

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According to Mr Newall's book about British registration numbers the NN-AA-NN system of registering the army's vehicles was introduced in 1949. Firstly, all the pre existing vehicles were re-coded from the old wartime system to this new one. Then he says: -

"New vehicles introduced from about 1950 onwards fell into one of three categories, i.e. A for armoured vehicles, B for general transport and C for engineers' vehicles. Later a fourth category was added for mechanical handling vehicles. Vehicles were ordered on an annual procurement and a separate series was allocated for each category for each year."

He then lists the letters used on the number plates for each category, and the "B" vehicles received letters BC to BS over the years.

If we can now assume that BC was allocated in 1950, then BD would be 1951.

All this assumes, of course, that a) I am correct in my reasoning, and b) the number plate is genuine.

-- Last edit: 2015-09-09 08:55:49

Sunbar UK

2015-09-09 11:33

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JCB wrote Think its a Fordson ET6 .
Army bought some new Bedford OL, Austin Loadstar and Fordson ET6 as 3 ton cargo trucks with twin rears post war .
Surprising really with all the wartime production of OY's

Link to "miliblog.co.uk"


Fordson ET6 is a good call and I believe this could be an ET6. (Fordson Thames ET6 in 1949 then Thames ET6 1950-54 followed by the ET6 with the cost-cutter engine in 1954.)

johnfromStaffs 'BD' for 1951 appears good to me as a registration date, therefore would be Thames ET6 rather than a 'Fordson', I can only confirm 'BD' was issued before or during 1953. Its possibly new or nearly new at the time of filming but that is only an assumption.

JCB UK

2015-09-09 11:43

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The Man Vanderveen in his ' Military Vehicles' book says the civilan type 4x2 3 Tonners were purchased for the army from 'about 1950'

-- Last edit: 2015-09-09 11:44:56

DidierF FR

2015-09-12 11:18

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All right, 1951 Thames ET6, then.

Dear sirs johnfromstaffs, Sunbar, JCB, may I soundly open a page for the truck which follows the Thames and name it Fordson WOT6?

johnfromstaffs EN

2015-09-12 14:36

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Please do so, I only offered some data from Mr. Newall, so I have no ownership here.

Sunbar UK

2015-09-12 16:45

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My identification as it being a Fordson WOT6 still stands.

We only have six on IMCDb currently, so yes a separate listing is worthwhile.

JCB UK

2015-09-17 07:33

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Wonder what it says above rear number plate , makers name ? Military vehicles didn't usually have such frippery !
WOT6 is well worth listing :)

-- Last edit: 2015-09-17 07:35:44

Sunbar UK

2015-09-28 14:25

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^JCB the small lettering above the number-plate looks to be directly below the single tail/stop lamp...

In the CM October 1949 Road Test it said Fordson, so either 'Fordson' or 'Thames'. I believe it looks more like 'Fordson' than 'Thames'

[Image: fordson.jpg]

Army registration 41BD46 was issued between 1950 and 1951 (block of 00BD01-49BD99 'B' vehicles i.e. 'soft skinned).

I think we must assume its a Fordson and trucks were not always assigned numbers shortly after build date or not in strict sequence.

Post WWII British Army numbers, started in 1947 so a 1949-50 Fordson Thames ET6 is unlikely to be re-registered with a later number, unless it was in storage for say over a year.

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