Ipswich Transport Museum
Preserving the transport heritage of Ipswich since 1965, and now supported by the Friends of the Ipswich Transport Museum. The Ipswich Transport Museum is a Registered Charity No. 276626 and an Accredited Museum, number RD890.
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Ransomes Electric Trucks
Ransomes Electric Trucks
Date:1950
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Acquired by the Museum:1971
Current State:Cosmetiacally restored
A typical industrial truck to carry a payload of one ton which was manufactured by Ransomes Sims and Jefferies in 1950. Steering is by turning the front powered wheel by the hooped bar, which also serves as the accelerator. The batteries are mounted under the drivers seat and connected to the steered motor unit by an "umbilical cord". This particular example came from St Helens Hospital in Ipswich in 1971.

Several more examples were acquired by the Museum in 2002, which had been in use up until the time they were acquired by the Museum.