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E. W. Rudd

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of 10 - 16 Aberfeldy Street and Blair Street, Poplar, London, E

1903 Company established presumably by Edward Whitten Rudd

1904 Edward Rudd was proposed for associate membership of the IMechE; described as engineer, London and South of England representative of T. Coulthard and Co Ltd, engineers, Preston, and 26 Page Street, Westminster[1]

1907 E. W. Rudd and Co, London agents for Messrs. Alley and MacLellan Ltd. of Glasgow, exhibited two Sentinel steam wagons at the 1907 Commercial Motor Show.

1908 Exhibited a Coulthard[2].

1910 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Engineers and motor haulage contractors. Speciality: meat carrying and delivering in insulated motors. [3]

1948 The British Transport Commission acquired the company including its holding in J. Calnan and Sons Ltd, together with other transport and haulage businesses[4]. It became part of British Road Services (BRS)

1952 Transported a 130 foot distillation column from Greenwich to Grangemouth featured in film "Dodging The Column – 1952" by British Transport Films.

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Sources of Information

  1. I Mech E archive
  2. The Motor car journal, Volume 10, Publisher Cordingley and Co., 1908
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  4. The Times 9 November 1948