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Often mistaken for an AEC Mercury, the Maudslay Merlin II chassis with 12' wheelbase was chosen by Merryweather & Sons Ltd for their first, second and third series of 'Marquis' fire appliances built between 1954 and 1960, and were the last true Maudslays in production, outlasting all other types by several years.

Marquis Series I appliances were Merlin chassis nos 50501-50506 with AEC AV470 diesel engine and 4-speed sliding mesh gearbox.

Marquis Series II were Merlin chassis nos 50507-50551 with the AV470 and 4- or 5-speed synchromesh gearbox. The first, 50501, was on the Maudslay stand at the 1954 Commercial Motor Show and later sold to the Municipality of Kisumu, Kenya. The last, 50551, was Bradford Fire Brigade's VKY634.

1954 Maudslay/Merryweather

1954 Maudslay/Merryweather

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merlin2_50501a_im

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merlin2_50501b_kisumu_rh

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merlin2_50502_vph40_3239_mc

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merlin2_50503a_ahd971_im

merlin2_50503b_ahd971_rh

merlin2_50503b_ahd971_rh

1955 Maudslay/Merryweather NSF233

1955 Maudslay/Merryweather NSF233

merlin2_50505_urh660_rh

merlin2_50505_urh660_rh

merlin2_50506_nsf232_im

merlin2_50506_nsf232_im

1956 Maudslay/Merryweather

1956 Maudslay/Merryweather

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merlin2_50507a_cp

merlin2_50508a_74f

merlin2_50508a_74f

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merlin2_50508b_74f

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merlin2_50508c_74f

merlin2_50512a_hb9082

merlin2_50512a_hb9082

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merlin2_50512b_hb9082

merlin2_50513a_osf930_rh

merlin2_50513a_osf930_rh

merlin2_50513b_osf930_kr

merlin2_50513b_osf930_kr

merlin2_50514_njn133_rh

merlin2_50514_njn133_rh

merlin2_50516_999drb_rh

merlin2_50516_999drb_rh