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Duple were famous for the buses and coaches they built until their absorption by Plaxton in 1989. Alan T ownsin traces the history of the company from just after Wor ld War 1 right through to the closure of their Blackpool premises in July 1989.
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The story of the development of British Coaching
Its designs were market leaders and the close relationship with Bedford saw its products reach a large and widely spread range of customers. During the war it built aircraft fuselages alongside utility double- and single-deck buses. By the 1950's Duple had taken over Nudd Bros and Lockyer to create Duple (Midland), later also taking over Willowbrook. In 1960 it made its final acquisition with the purchase of HV Burlingham of Blackpool, to where it moved all production in 1970. Unfortunately market demand - and Duple's quality - fell steadily leading eventually to the operation being sold to, and then closed by, rivals Plaxtons of Scarborough ending the story of a one time market leader in British coachbuilding.
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Book Description Venture Publications Ltd, 1998. Laminate Boards. Condition: Very Good. From the largest secondhand boo shop in the Midlands. Seller Inventory # 00080218
Book Description VENTURE PUBLISHING, 1998. Glazed Boards. Condition: VG. 1st. Detailed account of the bus and coach bodies built by this well known UK Coachbuilder up to its closure in 1989. 167pp, well illustrated. VG copy in glazed boards. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 005407
Book Description Venture Publications, Glossop, Derbyshire, 1998. Glazed Pictorial Hardback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardback: pp168, over 300 black/white illustrations, index. glazed pictorial hardback [Vg] ** The history of the rise and fall of the company, from its beginnings in Hornsey, north London after the 1st world war till its collapse and purchase in 1989 by Plaxton Size: 12 " x 8 1/2". Seller Inventory # 004640
Book Description Venture Publications, Great Britain, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. First Edition.. This book traces the rise and fall of the company and with over 300 illustrations gives a wide insight into the companies products. Very well illustrated with black and white illustrations. Size: 168 Pages. Seller Inventory # 014622
Book Description Venture Publications. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1898432465