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With reference to the photographs of the ' Liberty ' truck in posts # 2170 and # 2174, it is interesting to note the sprung front bumper.

LF

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cdr

any body know what this is ?

the picture is apparently taken in the destroyed city of Dinant in august 1914

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Lancashire Fusilier

any body know what this is ?

the picture is apparently taken in the destroyed city of Dinant in august 1914

cdr,

Your photograph is of German General Beeger, and he is shown here in a WW1 postcard with the translated caption :-

" General Beeger German Commander of the conquered Belgian fortified Town Dinant "

His vehicle is a German made ' Cyklon Cyklonette '.

The ' Cyklon ' company was founded by Paul Schauer in 1900 and was located in Berlin-Charlottenburg.

' Cyklon ' made these 3 wheeler vehicles, which were also used as Berlin taxis, production ceased in 1923.

Attached is a copy of the WW1 German ' Beeger ' postcard, and another photo of the ' Cyklon Cyklonette '.

Regards,

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

any body know what this is ?

cdr,

Here is a photo of the German ' Cyklon Cyklonette ' 3 wheeler vehicle produced by the Cyklon Company in Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1900 to 1923.

Regards,

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

Cyklon ' Cyklonette ' Berlin Taxi.

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

A German Army ' Cyklon Cyklonette ' used to transport carrier pigeons.

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Lancashire Fusilier

Cyklon ' Cyklonette ' advertisement.

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

An interesting set of 3 photographs published in the 1918 edition of " The Engineer ", showing new 20 hp and 40 hp ' Simplex ' Trench Tractors leaving the Motor Rail & Tram Car Company's factory in Bedford.

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Lancashire Fusilier

New 20 hp ' Simplex ' Trench Tractors leaving the Motor Rail & Tram Car Company's factory in Bedford.

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

New 20 hp ' Simplex ' Trench Tractors leaving the Motor Rail & Tram Car Company's factory in Bedford.



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Lancashire Fusilier

Post WW1, ' Simplex ' Trench Tractors continued to be produced at the Motor Rail & Tram Car Company's factory in Bedford, as ' Shunting Locomotives '. Whilst still resembling the WW1 Trench Tractor, the post WW1 design for the ' Simplex ' Shunting Locomotive was greatly improved and came with a petrol, benzol or paraffin fueled engine.

The post WW1 ' Simplex ' Shunting Locomotive, can be seen in the attached early 1920's Motor Rail & Tram Car Company advertisement.

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

An amazing ' Simplex ' conversion used by British troops on the Eastern Front, the photograph shows a ' Protected ' or partially armoured Simplex Trench Tractor which has been converted to an armoured gun turret and mounted on a railway wagon forming part of an armoured train somewhere in Russia.



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EDWARD1

Came across this pic.

Eddie

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MikeyH

These are A.C. (Auto Carrier) Tricars introduced in 1904 and first used by the London Cycle Regiment in 1910.

Mike.

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David Filsell

I love t,hat mg equipped simplex. Thanks

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Lancashire Fusilier

Came across this pic.

Eddie

An excellent photo, and one I personally had not seen before, thanks for posting.

Attached is another of the 25th ( London ) Cyclist Battalion with their Auto Carrier Tricars at a training camp.

Regards,

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

These are A.C. (Auto Carrier) Tricars introduced in 1904 and first used by the London Cycle Regiment in 1910.

Mike.

Mike,

Many thanks for the information, attached is a photo of an Auto Carrier Tricar, which was probably used to deliver spare parts etc.

Regards,

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

An extremely nice ' The London Cyclists ' recruiting poster for the 25th ( City of London ) Cyclist Battalion, The London Regiment.

LF

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Lancashire Fusilier

I love t,hat mg equipped simplex. Thanks

David,

I agree a great ' Simplex ' conversion, probably unique. Do you have any idea of the type of gun they are using ? you say ' MG ' is that for Mountain Gun ?

Regards,

LF

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LF

Re post # 2193 and the insignia on the the cuff, these are TF efficiency stars, the first being awarded for being returned as efficient four times with subsequent stars for further periods of efficiency, He is a private with a marksman's badge on his lower left sleeve. The insignia on his shoulder straps is a representation of the 25th London shoulder title.

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LF

Re post # 2193 and the insignia on the the cuff, these are TF efficiency stars, the first being awarded for being returned as efficient four times with subsequent stars for further periods of efficiency, He is a private with a marksman's badge on his lower left sleeve. The insignia on his shoulder straps is a representation of the 25th London shoulder title.

M

Mike,

I appreciate the excellent information on the recruitment poster, which adds to the interest.

I shall edit out the inaccurate post.

Regards.

LF

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Mike_H

Don't want to divert too far from the vehicle theme of the thread - but here for interest is a pic of men of the 25th London with just the same stars - and a nice Maxim

Mike

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RE the gun in the Simplex used as a turret on the Russian train - from the guides at the muzzle and the triangular front face of the recuperator I think it is a French Mle 1897 75 mm field gun.

Mike

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Lancashire Fusilier

A ' Open ' Simplex Trench Tractor damaged by shellfire.

LF

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