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Babcock Marion 47MB

Babcock Marion 47MB in Look at Life: Beating the Racket, Documentary, 1965 IMDB

Class: Others, Construction & Engineering vehicle — Model origin: US — Built in: UK — Made for: GB

Babcock Marion 47MB

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Comments about this vehicle

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mike962 DE

2014-02-17 21:36

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any ideas JCB ? cos I don't have any

cab on left side means pretty much no NCK Rapier and don't think Ruston Bucyrus either

perhaps a Preistman or COLES ?

any othe rbritsh producers or perhaps even an import ?

JCB UK

2014-02-18 08:12

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I don't know , cab shape doesn't seem to match anything Britsih , Maybe a Smith, but hard to find pics of them.

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chris40 UK

2014-02-18 09:47

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Check 'Smith Rodley' in Google Images ...

JCB UK

2014-02-18 10:14

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Model number ?
47 MB
[Image: crane2.jpg]
Cannot imagine Taylor Woodrow buying foreign in sixties when our engineering products were still excellent but you never know.

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mike962 DE

2014-02-18 12:52

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wouldn't the S stand for Smiths (Rodley) ??

JCB UK

2014-02-18 12:58

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Thats what I was thinking but still drawing a blank !

JCB UK

2014-02-18 13:18

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There are some similarities to the Smith 21 which is the only one with flat tracks as opposed to raised in the centre .

mike962 DE

2014-02-18 13:27

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you noticed the designation while not match comes closest with Preistman designation ?

JCB UK

2014-02-18 14:41

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Larger Priestmans have cabs on right.

JCB UK

2014-02-18 14:50

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Solved- Babcock Marion 47 MB , one distant picture on flickr and one text mention in old commercial motor magazine .
Marions made under licence in UK by Babcock .
I can sleep easy now :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/62532775@N03/6993640842/

[Image: 50.jpg]

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mike962 DE

2014-02-18 15:38

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:king: :king:


JCB you rule !!!! very obscure maker !!!

and strangely regarding Marion you hardly find anything of them on the WWW except for their giant huge draglines...

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JCB UK

2014-02-18 16:32

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I have never heard of 'Babcock Marion' cranes before .
We were sort of both right with the import / British thing as bit of both .
Without the 47 MB clue would never have got it :)


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mike962 DE

2014-02-18 16:44

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Indeed , it would have landed on the Forever Unknown list .. like some construction vehicles surely will never be ID

JCB you think this may be British ? cos Honk Kong was a british colony and many stuff in such movies was britsh or pehaps Japanese/ American ? has quite a distinct track chassis
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JCB UK

2014-02-18 17:34

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No Japanese / Asian, not many of this size excavator made in Britain. Hymac etc all went bust before smaller excavators became so popular .

mike962 DE

2014-02-18 17:39

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JCB wrote No Japanese / Asian, not many of this size excavator made in Britain. Hymac etc all went bust before smaller excavators became so popular .

yeah

and this roller ? steering column on the right side
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