1920′s Warrick Walls Ice Cream Trike v 1950 Pashley Grocers’ Delivery Trike
During the Warrick company’s later years, Pashley was the main competitor.
Here’s a comparison of my delivery box trikes from each of the companies.
On short road tests on flat roads, I can only really conclude that they’re both hard work to ride. How delivery boys managed them fully laden I cannot guess.
This Pashley is lower so provides better forward vision and, with pneumatic tyres, provides a more comfortable ride.
The Warrick has Avon solid tyres.
When I pulled into a garage for petrol on the A303, with the Warrick Ice Cream trike on the trailer behind, the attendant informed me that in 1950 in his village a chap used to do the rounds on a similar trike selling crumpets.
The coolbox was accessed from above (the entire top of the wooden ice cream box can be removed).
…while the Pashley box has a front door.
It was originally used for deliveries from a grocer’s shop.
Compare the suspension set-up on each.
I wonder how often delivery boys on their box-trikes would race each other back in the day.
Perhaps a line-up such as this was a common sight once upon a time?