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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Smiths/NCB Electric Milk Float
Smiths/NCB Electric Milk Float
Date:1948
Registration:PV 8337
Acquired by the Museum:1975
Current State:Unrestored
This electric milk float was built by Smiths Industries and Northern Coachbuilders for Ipswich Co-op and delivered to them in January 1948. It was registered PV 8337 and allocated fleet number E56D, being one of many similar vehicles delivered at that time to replace the last horse drawn delivery carts operated by Ipswich Co-op.

Few changes were made to the vehicle, other than regular replacement of batteries and the conversion of the windows to rubber mounting. In common with other battery vehicles this had a long service life of 27 years, being withdrawn in 1975, when it was presented to the Museum.