I have just purchased a 1920 Angus-Sanderson, which has been used as a work’s hack in a Kent timberyard since about 1930. Despite its 47 years in the open, however, and 5 years of disuse under the trees, it was induced to start, and was driven on to the recovery vehicle.
Most of the body aft of the scuttle is missing, and the original back axle is damaged. The original artillery wheels are also very badly rotted, and will have to be replaced. These are 815 x 105 Sankeys (I don’t think the “Wavy discs” were introduced until the 1921 season) and I would like to appeal through your columns for anyone with any spares at all to contact me. lf anyone has an instruction manual or workshop manual, or any other literature which they would be willing to loan to me for photocopying, this would also be most useful. This chassis number is A2131 and the engine number 12408. The engine is the original Tyler unit, and bears the date 29 October 1920. The car was originally supplied through W. Weeks & Son Ltd. of Perseverance Iron Works, Maidstone, Kent, to a Mr. Collinson, who subsequently sold it to a Mr. George Jarvis of Tenterden. Mr. Collinson’s descendants are said to be still residing in Pluckley, but so far I have been unable to trace them. The registration number of the car is missing and unfortunately Weeks & Son are no longer trading in Maidstone, so it will not be possible to find out from their old sales records the registration number of the car. There cannot have been that many Angus-Sandersons registered in Maidstone, however, I am hopeful that we will eventually be able to trace the correct registration number and use this on the car when it is restored.
Burgess Hill – M. Worthington-Williams