I have read with interest your remarks ont Vinot commercial vehicles. I distinctly remember seeing, on Armistice Day 1918, in my home town, two large Vinot lorries, of about 3-tons capacity on solid tyres, which were being used by H. M. Forces and were carrying a Mobile Film Unit, which set up in the Market Square.
On a later occasion, before the Second World War, I visited the Stoll Film Studios which I believe were at Willesden, in one of the very lofty buildings were two French Crochat lorries of the driver-over-engine type also on solid tyres, which were equipped for film-making purposes. Obviously at that period the French were very interested in this class of vehicle.
Sutton JOHN BLAND