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Carter Brothers

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January 1923.

Carter Brothers of Bridge Street Iron Works, later Mellor Street Iron Works, Rochdale

1891 Engineers and millwrights [1]

1906-09 Produced some steam vehicles.[2]. The steam lorries had compound engines developing 35 bhp at 450 rpm, with three gears giving 1.5, 3 and 6 mph at 450 rpm. The boilers were made by T. Balmforth and Co.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Directory 1891 Worrall's Cotton Spinners
  2. Complete Encyclopedia of Commercial Vehicles. Edited by G. N. Georgano
  3. 'The Development of the English Steam Wagon' by Ronald H. Clark, Goose & Son, 1963