- A horse trailer or horse van (also called a horse float in Australia and New Zealand or horse box in the British Isles) is used to transport horses.
- (Horse Trailers) “Hey, Bill. Yeah, I wanna show you these new studs I’ve got. No, no, no. You just stay where you are. I’m gonna put them in this big metal thing I can pull with my truck.”
- Expensive movable urinal for horses. (and occasionally riders)
- [DSMC] Consumable bits and pieces, that is, individual parts or non-repairable assemblies, required for the repair of spare parts or major end items.
Chivers Jam Leyland
CE 6065, or as she is more widely known, 'The Chivers', is a Leyland Subsidy 4-Tonner built in 1919.
The Leyland 4-Tonner was built to War Department specification and entered for War Office Trials to determine its suitability for acceptance into the Subsidy Scheme prior to World War 1.
Following acceptance into the scheme, it quickly became known as the Subsidy Model, as did similar models by other manufacturers.
Leyland built something in the region of 6,500 for the war effort, with the majority allocated to the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). It would appear that the army only received about 250 of the 6,500. When the RFC and RNAS combined in 1918 to form the Royal Air Force (RAF), the Leyland became universally known as the 'RAF' type. By 1919 the model had been renamed Model G WD 4-ton, 36/40hp.
Although The Chivers was built in 1919, the registration date isn't until 11 january 1921. The original registration was likely to be late 1919 and this would have been changed when the the vehicle was entered into the 'CE' register in 1921 for taxation purposes to comply with the 1920 Road Traffic Act.
A Chivers employee considers that Chivers' buying policy at the time would have been to buy chassis cabs directly from Leyland. Chivers bought a batch of seven Leylands at this time, so maybe the delay in registering it was due to them being stockpiled and not registered until the bodies had been built.
At the time, Chivers operated their own sawmill and bought all the timber for bodies and packing cases as round timber. Teams of skilled body builders built the bodies for the horse drawn vehicles and as motor vehicles began to infiltrate the fleet, their bodies were built following the same method.
Each team was led by the 'Setterout' and no drawings appear to have ever existed. Of the seven Leylands operated by Chivers, all had slightly different bodies, depending on which team built them. The only part of the bodybuilding contracted out was the signwriting, which was done by Mr Swainland, from Swainlands of Cambridge.
CE 6065 was used to deliver jams and jellies to shops, covering a wide radius of Cambridge. Regular journeys for the Leyland fleet were Birmingham, London, the Eastern Counties with occasional trunk work to York. Depending on the number of shops, each journey was of one or two days duration and a trailer was sometimes used with some of the Leylands. Whether CE 6065 was equipped for a trailer is not recorded.
What is apparent, from conversations with old Chivers employees, is that the 4 tons carrying capacity was regarded very much as a guideline and not a set limit.
The livery on CE 6065 was the same when built by Chivers in 1921 as it is today. All the Chivers Leylands carried the same livery, although in subsequent years, the livery on at least one of them was changed.
Although fitted with brackets for sprags, there is doubt whether they were ever fitted to CE 6065. It is known that seven hessian sacks containing grey painted sprags were delivered with the Leylands, which Chivers' storeman, Mr J Chapman, recalls languishing in the stores. Chivers at the time had their own well-equipped workshops and a policy of regular maintenance and refurbishment, so it appears they were regarded as not necessary, rather than time not being available to fit them.
The Royal Commission on Transport in 1928 under the chairmanship of Sir Arthur Griffith Boscawen issued a report effectively restricting solid tyred lorries to 12mph, while allowing 20mph for pneumatic tyred lorries. This resulted in the Chivers fleet being converted to pneumatics on the front axle in their own workshops.
Founded in 1920 by a Mr Woods, Chivers' workshops consisted of main workshops in the main factory area with a wheelwrights shop and paint shop across the road.
Converting each lorry to pneumatics involved removing the body in the wheelwrights shop for refurbishment and re-painting, with the signwriting still entrusted to Mr Swainland. It was at this time that the livery was changed from the old 'Chivers and Sons' livery to 'Chivers Olde English Marmalade'. The chassis was then rolled across the road for converting and complete refurbishment at the same time.
With its new lease of life, CE 6065 continued on shop delivery work until 1937 or possibly as late as 1938. It is believed that Harry Chapman was the regular driver, although Ernie Fewell and Elijah Ives also took a turn. Chivers' policy appears to have been to allocate a driver to a make of lorry rather than individual lorry. Leyland drivers would only have driven Leylands, Tillings Stevens drivers, only Tillings etc.
When CE 6065 was retired from delivery work, the body was removed and a 400 or 500 gallon tank was fitted. In this guise CE 6065 supplemented the Chivers Works Fire Brigade and was stationed at Hasinfield Farm.
At the time, Chivers were large landowners, owning many farms in the area. The majority of fires were hayricks,
Respawn Point Computer Repair float (trailer)
Seen as part of the annual Potawatomi Festival Parade, held in Attica, Indiana, Sunday, September 16th, 2012