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Clayton and Co

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February 1914. Karrier Char-a-banc.
February 1914. Karrier subsidy wagon.
Portaferry and Newtownards Karrier Royal Mail Bus.

Clayton and Co of Huddersfield

See Herbert Fitzroy Clayton and his son Reginald Fitzroy Clayton

1904 Started to produce commercial vehicles and using the name Karrier

1908 Began building commercial vehicles with Tylor engines.

1910 Passenger and goods vehicles were manufactured, these being sold as Karrier Cars.

1911 A double-decker bus was introduced.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book under the Karrier name.

1920 Formed Karrier Motors


  • A Type (1908- ) Tylor engine
  • B Type (1911- ) Bonneted type
  • B4 Type (1913- ) War Office use

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Lorries 1900-1992 by S. W. Stevens-Stratten. Pub. Ian Allen Publishing
  • Buses and Trolleybuses before 1919 by David Kaye. Published 1972
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris