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1947 Scammell Highwayman artic lorry at Pressed Steel Fisher, Castle Bromwich.

This isn't the first classic Scammell to feature in the old photos section of OCC (that honour goes to a Scammell Pioneer), but it's equally as worthy of inclusion. My thanks to Keith Belcher, who sought agreement for this old photo, that belongs to Tony Carwardine and was first posted online by his son I believe, to be featured here.
The vehicle itself dates to the late 1950s/early 1960s, and is shown here at its base, at Pressed Steel Fisher in Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, the company responsible for vehicle body production on behalf of many of the leading motor manufacturers of the era.
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Scammell Highwayman artic
The following information relating to the Scammell is given:
"Taken in the mid to late 70's at Pressed Steel Fisher, Castle Bromwich (Now Jaguar Cars) this Scammell had a fleet no. of CB 47 (Castle Bromwich) and it towed a low loader, solely inside the factory, it was loaded with press tools from the storage area to the press shop. The loaders would have a list of the tools required for each shift, so they would regularly overload the trailer, so that less trips were made each shift. I think it was taken outside C block, which was the main press shop, the other was A block, but this was only the repair shop for press tools. The opening you can see, is where it had to reverse into, it took several shunts, and with the roller shutter door open, there were several complaints about the time it took to get it in position as the workers inside were getting cold!! Note the trailer wheels are right on the rear, this made it easier to reverse into tight corners."
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