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Nomad Covered Wagons from the thirties.Back to classic caravans page
Another series of scans sent over by Nick, from an amazing collection of pre-war caravan brochures that he managed to discover in 2007. Scanning and sending them all over was quite a marathon, but he is keen to share this material online so that other old-caravan fans can read them too.
1937 Nomad Master, De Luxe and Custom Coach.This old sales brochure comprised of four printed sides of information, which can be viewed via the following thumbnail images:
Caravan sales brochure from 1937"
The badge fitted to the caravan shown looks to be very ornate indeed, and seems to hark back to the early pre-automobile days of caravanning. The manufacturer was obviously eyeing up not just the UK market either, with its "Ready for the Roads of the World" slogan that is also visible.
The first page, headed "Why the Covered Wagon Wins", goes into some more background detail, and also draws attention to an interesting fact about these wagons, the fact that they had Anglo-American origins...
"The Covered Wagon trailer coach sets entirely new standards of construction, design and finish.
It is built to go wherever a car can go; for the rigours of an Arctic night or the beat of a tropical sun.
The Covered Wagon comes from the largest trailer factory in the world. The steel chassis and shell are the product of American large-scale engineering. To this construction is allied the finest British cabinetcraft - a combination that makes the Covered Wagon the mobile home supreme.
Check off the safety factors, the comfort factors.
That is all we want you to do.
Length 20ft 6in, Width 6ft 6in, Height 7ft 10in, Interior Width 6ft 2in, Headroom 6ft 2in.
Steel chassis. Close-coupled twin axles, steel armoured panels, double walls, electric brakes, bumper, caster wheel, twin tail-lights, stop-light, clearance lights. Screens to windows, doors and ventilators.
State-room with separate entrance door; living compartment with transverse dinette forming second double bed at night. Separate toilet compartment with wash-basin.
All furniture and panelling in mahogany with gold stippled roof, or oak.
Ice box, water installation, petrol-gas vitreous enamelled cooker with in-built oven, oil fired water radiator, roof aerial, transformer, electric lights, pile carpet, best quality upholstery, curtains to tone. £495-0-0 delivered London.
How many examples of the Noman caravan were built I do not know, but I doubt they found too many buyers - few people who have owned cars capable of towing such well-equipped caravans, or Covered Wagons.
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