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Ford 10hp

Photo taken outside the workshop in Burnmouth Rd, this Ford 10hp (barrel) shaped Ford car was my father's workhorse in the early Fifties. The same model of Ford, immaculate in all its glory, is in Tullock's car showroom at the moment. I think this car originally belonged to James Maxwell, Boatbuilder, Burnmouth. I was privileged to sit in this car when I was a young boy in Mr. Maxwell's Garage, close to where I lived at 4 Ayre Houses. I hope Davy Tullock will kindly comment on this.
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Picture added on 05 August 2009
Hi Phil (nice picture - you know what they say - old Fords never die )
Unfortunately our records do not have a registration number recorded against the vehicle sold to Mr James Maxwell. Our records do however show a Mr James Maxwell of 2 Olaf Place Kirkwall purchased a new Ford D.E. Deluxe Saloon and registered the car on 18th January 1937. This I believe is that same car.
Added by David Tullock on 07 August 2009
Thanks for the comment, David. The Ford in the photo came to a sad but timely end at the Pierhead on shore street. Father had just fitted a new re-conditioned engine bought from Tullock's Garage. He was heading to work at John Foulis the Butcher's new house in Mount Drive, and was right opposite the Queens Hotel when J&W Taits' lorry was coming up the pier loaded with feeding and had a brakes failure and ran into the passenger side of the Ford. Needless to say, it was an Insurance rightoff. Thanks again . Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough on 08 August 2009
BS 1521 is a late 1935 number, the first issued in January 1936 being 1528.
Added by Paul Sutherland on 09 August 2009
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