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1941 Morrison Electrics Milk Float

1941 Morrison Electrics in Ethel & Ernest, Animation Movie, 2016 IMDB

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

1941 Morrison Electrics Milk Float

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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opal TH

2016-12-31 12:48

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Real one:
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dsl SX

2016-12-31 13:24

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Late 1940 plate - slightly surprising for a milk float to be registered during WW2??

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-12-31 13:49

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The towing eye in the centre of the front panel under the registration plate suggests that this may be a Brush 10/14 cwt.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rw3-497alh/5922588525/in/pool-559616@N22/

http://flickrhivemind.net/Tags/cooperative,float/Interesting See HYN86.


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kudos SX

2016-12-31 20:01

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My first thought was an NCB Electric, the basis for models by Dinky, Pocketbond and Days Gone.

mike962

2017-01-03 19:30

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real one indeed down to number

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Sunbar UK

2017-01-06 13:00

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dsl wrote Late 1940 plate - slightly surprising for a milk float to be registered during WW2??


Unlike petrol or diesel engined vehicles, the manufacture of electric vehicles was positively promoted during WWII. Local delivery of foods, other than milk, and mobile shops (if local shops were bomb damaged) were also based on the 'Milk Float' design.

It may have been partly this that resulted in electric milk float development being so advanced that they became so accepted in Britain. Their range and reliability were ideal for local town work.

Sunbar UK

2017-01-06 21:01

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If we take the registration date of 1941 as valid its likely a Morrison Electrics chassis with its original body or possibly rebodied later.

Brush four-wheeled battery electric vehicles first appeared in 1946/7; CM Archive & Brush.eu History The Smith's Electric Vehicles started as Smiths-NCB in 1948/9; 'History of Electric Cars' By Nigel Burton

Pre-WWII milk floats and delivery vans were from Morrison Electrics, Electricar, Ereeash, Metrovick, Midland, Murphy, Sunbeam, Victor and Wilson-Electric (also others not found?).

My guess would be a 1941 Morrison Electrics (Morrison-Electricar being formed in 1946).

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