In the latest issue of Veteran Car (no.351 October 2013) Stewart Skilbeck asks for information about a Stanley shown in a parade passing into the city through Walmgate Bar. It is preceded by a Grout steam car currenlty in the Castle Museum York collections.
I attach photos of the parade and the car in question -
The parade photo is pre-November 1935 - that's when the last tram ran
in York ( see
The Car is definitely a 10hp Galloways wide-bodied Stanley, identical to
the illustration in my 1913 Galloways catalogue.
One of the photos shows the off side - and looks like a door or body
panel has been removed.
Registration no is visible in the Walmgate bar parade photo, it looks
like BT 151.
The car can't be the 1911 Seaham Stanley EP 1167 (now owned by Graham Atkinson of the Scarborough Fair Collection, and featured in the latest isue of the Steam car, No.61 October 2013 )- that has detachable rim wheels and the scuttle is different (tho I do wonder if this has been replaced).
It is unlikely to be Bill Hunter's 1912 Stanley no.6819 either - that
was almost certainly in Scotland at the time, has twin headlamps
(think it had these in the 30s ), and detachable rim wheels. The
windscreen is also different. There are some nice 1938 and 1945 photos
& a potted history of this car in The Steam car, Issue 10 Jan 2001.
Fascinating photos - it will be interesting to see if anyone out there
knows what happened to the car.
I will also ask the Castle Museum at York if the car was ever offered to them, or had been in their collections (their enquiry service is closed until Jan 2014 as they are busy with a major exhibition).
Edited 1 times. Last edit at 10/26/13 10:18AM by Peter Turvey.