About this object

Aimed at the professional man who needed a car to drive himself rather than be chauffeur-driven, this Vulcan 15 hp car was built in Crossens near Southport in 1910.

We don’t know who owned the car when it was new but the Hinds family from Southport owned it briefly in the 1950s. They drove to rallies all over the country and as the car doesn’t have windscreen wipers, Mrs Hinds would rub raw potato on the windscreen to stop it smearing.

Vulcan cars had a reputation to rival more prestigious makes. In trials in the early 1900s Vulcans succeeded in climbing hills where other cars had to have their passengers get out and push!

Vulcan motor car with doctor's Victoria bodywork. Registration Number BT 186, chassis no. 1009, engine no. 702.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Vulcan 15 hp Motorcar
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Vulcan Motor Company
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Sefton: Southport
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Metal; Wood; Leather
  • Location
    Item currently on loan
  • Measurements
    2180 x 1590 x 3630 mm
  • Related people
    Vulcan Motor Co (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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