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manufacturer of truck
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s, particularly specialist and military off-highway vehicles, from 1921 to 1988.
Scammell started as a late-Victorian
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-building business in Spitalfields
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The outbreak of war in 1914 presented itself as a turning point in road transport history. Mechanical transport was seen to work, proving its vast potential beyond doubt to forward thinking companies such as Scammell.