Petrol Tank Wagon, Pratts (Hornby Series)

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Petrol Tank Wagon, Pratts (Hornby Series)

Hornby Petrol Tank Wagon, Pratts (HBoT 1930).jpg Pratts Petrol Tank Wagon, with gold text, 1939 image (i)
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A 1930s dull light orange/tan Hornby Series Pratts Petrol Tank Wagon. This wagon was revised several times in terms of coulours and markings.

The wagon has dull orange tank, base, buffers, couplings, and "Type 3" trunions, marked "PRATTS MOTOR SPIRIT" in black with gold outlines, above a black flash with the words "HIGH TEST".

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A 1930 version of the wagon, with the earlier style of trunions, gold lettering rather than black, and lettered "Angloco" rather than "High Test"

Charles Pratt

Charles Pratt (1830–1891) originally worked at a company that sold whale oil products but recognised the potential of "geological" oil, and set up a kerosene refinery (Astral Oil Works) in Brooklyn in the early latter half of the Nineteenth Century. Pratts became part of Standard Oil in 1874.

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