11. Interesting Documents
Uk registration document.
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The V5C and the chassis number at last!
The all important chassis plate.
The chassis plate confirming the chassis number, engine number and model 28- 20C.
The body plate off the black saloon body.
The old brown logbook.
The old brown logbook showing the previous owners.Ronald Hubert Deacon in 1935, and Westgate Golf Club in 1936, signed by Arthur Read.
The other side.
The body type has been changed to agricultural tractor, and notice on the right is states ‘for use on the golf course only’ and stamped in 1936.
- Kent Council letter 1952
I wonder if they were caught out driving the tractor on the road in 1952?
Tractor tax is confirmed, but only allowed to drive 1004 yards on public roads between the 3 gates of the golf course.
The logbook and insurance certificate were in an envelope addressed to Ivor Read at Lockwood & Co.
1952 insurance certificate for a Buick tractor.
Another Kent County Council letter 1955
In 1955 it appears that the Buick was retired and
an Armstrong Siddeley acquired to tow the mower.
I am glad the Buick wasn’t ‘broken up’.
- 1988 letter confirming registration number.
Letter from department of transport confirming acceptance of the original UC 8426 because ‘it has a very special place in British motoring history’.