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1901. Milnes Daimler Motor Wagon.
January 1903.
January 1903. Milnes Daimler Motor Omnibus.
February 1903.
1903. Milnes-Daimler petrol omnibus.
1903. Postal van.
1903. Postal van.
1904. Omnibus.
February 1904. Omnibus.
1904. Omnibus.
March 1907. Petrol chassis.
April 1908.
April 1908.
April 1908.
April 1908.
June 1909. Mercedes.
November 1909.
October 1911.
February 1912. Mercedes Torpedo Touring Phaeton.
June 1912. Milnes-Daimler 2-ton van for Bon Marche.

of 221 Tottenham Court Road, London, W.

Daimler products were sold in the British Empire in a partnership with the British company George F. Milnes and Co.

Milnes-Daimler developed a double-decker in 1902 and provided a bus for the first motorised bus service in the United Kingdom the following year.

1902 The first bus arrived and went to Portsmouth and Gosport Motors. After this time Milnes-Daimler was founded.

1902 Incorporated as a limited company.

1907 Milnes and Milnes-Daimler were the largest provider of motorbuses and 600 were in service in the UK.

1909 Agents for Mercedes

1908 When Vanguard and Road Car fleets merged with London General Omnibus Co, there were over 300 Milnes-Daimlers in the combined fleet.

1914 Motor car manufacturers. [1]

WWI Though the company met success in selling buses throughout the British Empire, the partnership between Daimler and Milnes had to be undone due to the First World War.

The company eventually sold just chassis instead of complete vehicles with Milnes bodies as before.

See Also


Sources of Information

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