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August 1933.
August 1933.
August 1933.
August 1933.

Bussing was a German maker of buses from 1903.

1904 The first chassis was built and the company started to sell them to the UK that same year.

The rights to UK sales were bought in 1905 by an established Bristol engineering company. This company was later known as Straker-Squire.

The first model 24hp was followed by 34hp and then the 40hp models.

1908 there were over 350 Straker-Squire running in London.

Straker-Squire eventually began developing their own chassis designs.

Years later the German-built Bussings were offered to the UK market in the shape of a normal-control 32 seater.

1933 Description of their works.[1]

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Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris