Tennants UK Ltd.

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Posted: 09/07/2018 09:00:05 By: WebMaster

The Walter Hancock Steam Bus

The Walter Hancock Steam Bus

A Brief History of Registration

We work with many entrepreneurs like Walter Hancock, a Victorian inventor known for his steam propelled engine. We admire entrepreneurs up and down the country for their fascination of engineering. After the success of Walter’s carriage (appropriately named the Era) in the mid 1830’s, doors began to open to some healthy competition. In the following year a Mr William Church built a substantial 40 passenger steam coach for the Birmingham-London commute. This led to the development of steam propelled omnibuses such as the “Automation” which operated 700 journeys and transported over 12,000 passengers in the London area and the “Pioneer” a steam propelled carriage capable of reaching a beastly 35mph.

Church's London to Birmingham Steam Coach

Like great businessmen of their time, our customers are always looking to diversify and compete in an ever evolving market.  With a similar philosophy to Walter Hancock’s Steam Bus, where engineers before him failed to produce a workhorse with any memorable qualities, our ethos has always been to work hard, stay ahead of our competitors and create a service worth remembering. That’s why we modified one of the best Thermal Printing System in the industry and like William Church’s “Pioneer” the Premier Number Plate Printer was born. Our Thermal Number Plate Solutions will allow you to charge full steam ahead with impressive speeds, whilst staying incredibly reliable.

Dual thermal number plate printers

5 Reasons to Test Drive Tennants UK Thermal Systems

The new era of steam

What Walter and William didn’t envision was the fast growing railway movement and when the Locomotive Act came into play, the roads subsequently reverted back to horse drawn carriages. That's where Tennants maybe a little more intuitive because like the invention of the Locomotive they have something just as pioneering up their sleeves…The LED Printing System.

Welcome to the new era.

Contact Us

Tennants UK Ltd Duke Street, New Basford, Nottingham. NG77JN Mon-Fri: 8.30am-5.00pm

General Enquires  0115 9738080  sales@tennantsuk.com

Number Plates  0115 9738084  sales@tennantsuk.com

Highway Equipment & Signs 0115 9738088  tmsales@tennantsuk.com

Reflective Solutions 0115 9738087  reflective@tennantsuk.com

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