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Hay Motor Co

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Hay steam lorry, November 1905.

of South John Street, Liverpool

1905-06 Steam wagon.[1]. This had some very curious features, principally in the use of a single cylinder engine and ratchet drive to the axle. (Nicolas Cugnot anticipated Hay by well over a century, but wisely used two cylinders!). Only one or two examples of Hay's lorry were made.[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

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