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Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:12 pm
by Chiron
1958 Ford Mainline and Specificatiions plus required Modifications for Ambulance Use

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:05 pm
by Amie_45
GM wrote:Around about 1953 I visited my relations in West Wyalong, they were living in the Ambulance Station and he (John Martyn) was the Ambulance Superintendent.
The Chev MF 454 was the first ambulance in West Wyalong and was retired not long after the photo was taken.
The 1951 Chev had been modified from a normal sedan, as it was difficult to get new ambulances at that stage.
When It was retired it was reworked and spent many years in the local area as a sedan. GM


Hi!
John Martyn was my husbands pop and we were wondering if you also were related?

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:16 am
by GM
Hi Amie, yes I am related to John Martyn by marriage, his wife Norma was my cousin, she was an Edwards.
My mother made her wedding dress.
Would like to hear from you, please PM me. GM

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:21 am
by GM
The Bland Shire Chev Ambulance with Driver Harry Edwards at my parents home in Granville.

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:35 am
by Sarah1
GM wrote:The Bland Shire Chev Ambulance with Driver Harry Edwards at my parents home in Granville.


Hi GM,
I'm Norma and Johns granddaughter. I've sent you a friend request on here as I can't seem to PM as a new member. Would be great to touch base.
I've heard about your Mums fantastic sewing skills (from Marj) and seen her work first hand, was lovely.
Sarah

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:44 am
by Swift
Des anyone know if the NSW ambulance service is due to sell off any of their Mercedes fleet? I saw one the other day and they would make a great camper or other use you could come up with.

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:20 pm
by boronia
They only have a fairly short shelf life, maybe 2-3 years, possibly leased through government supply contracts.

Plenty of second hand ones floating about, check Pickles or Mannheim auctions.

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:25 pm
by Swift
They would be worked pretty hard I'd imagine. Beware of relatively small capacity highly turbo European power plants flogged from cold!!
The interiors look great though.

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:13 pm
by Clance66
Hello all, great topic on the Ambulances.
I have just recently purchased an International Harvester AA120 4x4 ex ambulance & am trying to find out it's history so I can restore it back to original. The vehicle was located in Rubyvale, Qld & I'm led to believe it was a rescue/ambulance vehicle in the Carnarvon Gorge area?
It still has the dickie seat for the attendant & holes in the roof for lights & sirens ( long gone unfortunately ).
Would anyone know anything about these Inters or have some pictures? The vehicle is around the 1959 vintage.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

Image

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:14 am
by boronia
Can you post a picture of it?

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:54 pm
by Hornibrook
I have several images of QLD & NSW ambulances built by Athol Hedges Pty Ltd in the late 1940s up to the 1960s if anyone is interested.

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:49 pm
by Swift
Hornibrook wrote:I have several images of QLD & NSW ambulances built by Athol Hedges Pty Ltd in the late 1940s up to the 1960s if anyone is interested.

Does this mean Domino and later Austral, also made Ambuli?

Re: Historic Ambulances

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:38 am
by Hornibrook
Swift wrote:
Hornibrook wrote:I have several images of QLD & NSW ambulances built by Athol Hedges Pty Ltd in the late 1940s up to the 1960s if anyone is interested.

Does this mean Domino and later Austral, also made Ambuli?

Unfortunately not, the images do not cover those later years.