ROMANY GYPSY TRAILERS
Eccles had been producing trailers
for travelling people almost from
the start. This page shows the ever
popular Eccles 'Traveller'. The later versions of this van are known as
'threepenny bit' Eccles due to the
revised shaped bay windows at front and back.
above a 1957 trailer, the first bay window introduced.
The new 1958 model with a revised roof design, more curved at each end to improve the appearance of the bay windows (an earlier version behind).
These trailers were 19' 1" body length or 20'2" including the bays x 7'5" wide.
cost new in 1958.................. £930
the later version with splayed bays,
the 'threepenny bit' Eccles. This attractive
feature was 'copied' on Sambrooks 'Viceroy'
as seen left.............anybody got a pic of one?
19' 1" body length
20' 2" including bays
A B A
D E F
G E H I
A = WARDROBE. B = COURTIER 4R STOVE (AIRING CUP'D OVER)
C = DRESSER. D = BAY SHELF. E = BUNK/BED.
F = KITCHEN CUPD'S BELOW. G = LOCKER/CHINA CABINET.
H = DROP LEAF TABLE. I = COOKER.
----------- = ROOF LOCKERS/CABINETS.