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The Garrett Undertype Lorry

As I’ve stated before on the blog, I’m not an expert when it comes to motorised vehicles, so I can’t provide a huge amount of information on the lorry pictured here today. It was built by Richard Garrett & Sons out of Leiston in Suffolk, and this particular model would have been made possibly quite early in the 20th century, but perhaps a little later in the 1920s.

The thing I’ve learnt today is that an undertype lorry has the engine under the chassis, which had the advantage of allowing a more enclosed cab. Overtype lorries look more akin to a traction engine, with the engine sitting over the chassis, usually in front of the drivers position. This resulted in longer vehicles for the same carrying capacity.

The Garrett Undertype Lorry
The Garrett Undertype Lorry

Yashicamat 124G & Shangha GP3. Ilfotec DD-X 1+4 10mins @ 24°.

Taken on 25 June 2022

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