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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Reliance Trucks

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1951. 600cc.
Unusual Reliance sweeper truck at Twyford Waterworks

Reliance Trucks Ltd., of Spen Vale Works, Heckmondwicke, Yorks.

1935 "WELL-KNOWN as the maker of a comprehensive range of small industrial trucks.and tractors, Reliance Trucks, Ltd., Vale Works, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, has just introduced a new and larger model, differing considerably in general design from the earlier types."[1]

Named the Bulldog, The new machine was called the Bulldog'l it was a three-wheeled tractor of 12-24 h.p. "Unlike previous Reliance machines, the engine, transmission and front wheel are not built as a self-contained swivelling unit, but the engine is installed in the frame in a more conventional manner, driving the rear axle through a unit constructed gearbox."

1936 Article described a 3-wheeled Factory Tractor.

1944 Listed as one of the makers of works trucks[2]

1949 A range of tractors, trucks and trailers for internal transport were shown at the British Industries Fair by Reliance Trucks[3]

1960 With Geoffrey Wilson Marshall of Halifax, applied for a patent on "improvements in mechanically-propelled vehicles (granted in 1964). Concerned material handing trucks for use over short distances in buildings driven by a hydraulic motor.

At some point Marshalls (Halifax) presumably combined Reliance with Mercury Truck and Tractor Co to form Reliance-Mercury


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