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1957 Dennis Lancet UF Mobile laboratory

1957 Dennis Lancet UF in Look at Life: Beating the Racket, Documentary, 1965 IMDB

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

1957 Dennis Lancet UF Mobile laboratory

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dsl SX

2014-02-17 20:02

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What's it for? Are those aerials part of it, or is it just parked in front of them?

ingo DE

2014-02-17 20:03

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The Convertible in the back is a Renault Floride, or?

JCB UK

2014-02-17 20:39

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Feeling it may be an Albion, its a government testing station testing sound , so maybe a mobile lab , unfortunately cannot read the writing on side.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-02-17 20:58

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http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p458577921/h5A13F000#h5a13f000

Link to "www.stilltimecollection.co.uk"

http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p791469481/h137407B9#h137407b9

It looks to be either an Albion Claymore, or a Dennis Stork, if it's based on a lorry chassis, as I think it's too new to be a Sentinel. The unfathomable bit is that it might be based on an underfloor engine bus chassis, in which case it could be a Leyland Royal Tiger, an AEC Reliance or even a Seddon Pennine, the Beeb had at least one, but it had six wheels.

dsl SX

2014-02-17 22:43

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ingo wrote The Convertible in the back is a Renault Floride, or?

... and in /vehicle_676705-Ariel-1962.html .

Sunbar UK

2014-02-18 15:42

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johnfromStaffs wrote http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p458577921/h5A13F000#h5a13f000

Link to "www.stilltimecollection.co.uk"

http://ccmv.aecsouthall.co.uk/p791469481/h137407B9#h137407b9

It looks to be either an Albion Claymore, or a Dennis Stork, if it's based on a lorry chassis, as I think it's too new to be a Sentinel. The unfathomable bit is that it might be based on an underfloor engine bus chassis, in which case it could be a Leyland Royal Tiger, an AEC Reliance or even a Seddon Pennine, the Beeb had at least one, but it had six wheels.


The truck chassis look less likely to me than an underfloor engine bus chassis.

Size and front overhang remind me of an AEC Regal IV but finding the actual maker or bodymaker will not be easy I guess.

JCB UK

2014-02-18 16:36

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It does look a bit big for an Albion Claymore.

Sunbar UK

2014-02-19 12:31

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JCB wrote ...... its a government testing station testing sound , so maybe a mobile lab , unfortunately cannot read the writing on side.


Under what is probably the "ER" royal cypher the bottom line almost certainly reads "Ministry of Technology" (so after October 1964).

The upper line possibly includes "xxxxxx & Research xxxxxxx" although thats partly covered by the person's head and the remainder is a best guess.

I agree its either a mobile test laboratory or demonstration unit.

JCB UK

2014-02-19 12:37

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If we get this and the Dennis fire engine model designation ( should not be too hard ) we have nailed everything :)

JCB UK

2014-02-19 14:39

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Dennis Lancet 1957 :king:

[Image: dennislab.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2014-02-19 14:45:24

Sunbar UK

2014-02-19 16:56

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:)

:beer: Dennis it is then :beer:

edit: Background notes for future reference

Location is probably Building Research Station, Watford later renamed Building Research Establishment (now BRE)

The formation of the Ministry of Technology in October 1964 included ten former DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) stations, so the mobile lab's lettering on the side would have changed.

-- Last edit: 2014-02-20 13:58:45

Sunbar UK

2017-11-20 18:50

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TYH231 Dennis Lancet UF chassis No 155LU2 Body-Whitson Type-Lab May 1957 Owner Dept of Scientific & Industrial Research

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