1937 Dennis 40/45 cwt truck; Dennis Brothers Ltd; 1937; 2015.198


1937 Dennis 40/45 cwt truck

About this object

Year: 1937
Make: Dennis
Model: 40/45 cwt
Serial No: 183418F116
Engine Make: Dennis
Engine Type: Side Valve 4
In3: 230
GVWlbs: 15232
This truck was supplied new by NZ Express Company to Tom J. Finnie, carrier of Mosgiel. Sinclair Jones drove it, and when he returned from WWII, he bought the truck to start the Mosgiel carrying business with Ray Kingan, called Jones and Kingan (this business continued until the 1960s). In 1949 it was sold to J. Fowler of Castle Rock who knew the truck from when he lived in Mosgiel. Bert Kempton bought it at Fowler’s clearing sale to make it into a hay trailer but he changed his mind. Bill Richardson bought it from Bert’s son Maurice in November 1987.


Dennis Brothers Ltd

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

United Kingdom

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, transport, truck

Named Collection

Bill Richardson Transport World

Credit Line

From the collection of Bill Richardson Transport World

Object Type

Transport, motor vehicle, truck

Object number


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