Coventry Corporation Transport Society

Brush Trams transferred from CET

Reproduced from A S Denton and F P Groves, Coventry Transport 1884-1940, BTHG (1985)
original citation FGP collection/TMS

These trams were originally built in 1895.  They were based on a single-deck specification for Rouen in France, which had a curved roof.  This made it impractical to fit normal transverse seats on the upper deck.  As a result the longitudal "knife board" seats were installed, with the passengers seated looking over the side of the tram.

Manufacturer Brush (Loughborough)
Type 4-wheel double deck open top cars on Peckham cantilever trucks with 2 Westinghouse 17 hp motors and Westinghouse controllers
Upper deck seats arranged longitudinally as a knifeboard 
Upper deck: 20 seats    Lower saloon: 20 seats
Number Delivered Withdrawn Notes
1   1925 Transferred from Coventry Electric Tramways Company in 1912
2   1925
3   1925
4   1925