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1947. Reg No: 781 XUM.
1949. Reg No: 781 XUM.
March 1949.
April 1951.
September 1954.
1955. Seddon Mk V. Reg No: PAD 843.
1955. Seddon Mk V. Reg No: PAD 843.
1957. Seddon 25. Reg No: LAY 95.
1957. Seddon 25. Reg No: LAY 95.
1957. Seddon 25. Reg No: 1932 VM.
1957. Seddon 25. Reg No: 1932 VM.
October 1958.
1962. Reg No: 131 DBU.
1962. Seddon Flatbed. Reg No: 131 DBU.
1968. Seddon 13-4. 112 hp. Reg No: KFX 701G.
September 1968.

Foster and Seddon Ltd of Salford built commercial vehicles from 1938 to 1974.

See also Seddon: Buses

1937 Foster and Seddon started vehicle manufacture after 18 years of servicing and distribution of vehicles. The first vehicle was a 6-ton with a Perkins P6 diesel engine.

1944 Advert for diesel lorry. (Foster and Seddon)

1947 Became Seddon Lorries.

1948 Moved from Salford to the Woodstock factory (Oldham)

1950 Produced and launched a 3-ton with a Perkins engine which remained in production until 1963.

1951 Became a public company.

1956 Styling changed with wrap-round windscreens.

1961 Employed 450 persons. Of Woodstock factory, Oldham. Two subsidiaries. Manufacturers of commercial and passenger vehicles. [1]

1970 Acquired Atkinson and became Seddon-Atkinson

1972 Launched new heavy range.

1974 The business was acquired by International Harvester of the USA. Vehicles then marked as Seddon-Atkinson.

After 1982 Seddon and Atkinson had merged.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • British Lorries 1900-1992 by S. W. Stevens-Stratten. Pub. Ian Allen Publishing
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris
  • The Modern Diesel edited by Geoffrey Smith. Published by Iliffe & Sons 1944