Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,758 pages of information and 235,473 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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.

Seddon Diesel Vehicles

From Graces Guide
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.

1951 Company incorporated to acquire Seddon Motors Ltd, manufacturer of diesel-engined goods and passenger vehicles[1]

See also Seddon: Buses

1956 The styling of the lorries was changed with wrap-round windscreens.

1961 Employed 450 persons. Of Woodstock factory, Oldham. Two subsidiaries. Manufacturers of commercial and passenger vehicles. [2]

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

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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