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Offline Alan

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Burman Douglas steering box
« on: 30 Mar 2012 at 00:39 »
From Aug 1936, Morgan cars fitted a Burman Douglas cam and peg steering box and this was fitted for many decades...Made I believe ?? by Burman having originated initially from a unit fitted to a German milk float ( best not to think  about this when you are charging down the road in your aged Morgan)....The box is always referred to as a Burman Douglas box.
 Is anyone aware of whether Douglas designed or made parts/ castings for this box ?

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Re: Burman Douglas steering box
« Reply #1 on: 31 Mar 2012 at 00:31 »

The patent holder was a John George Douglas of Luton, Bedfordshire. Patent number was GB361204, approved November of 1931. He seems to have patented several different steering gears from 1931 to 1942. Presumably Burman licensed the design. Does not seem to be any connection with Douglas of Kingswood.