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Louis Thornett (Lewis) Bandt (1910–1987)

Mr Lewis Bandt, 80, of West Geelong, who designed the utility truck in 1933, was killed on Wednesday driving the original vehicle when it was involved in a collision with a sand truck, The Age reported. He had been taking part in a television documentary.

Mr Bandt, then an engineer with the Ford Motor Company, designed the utility after a farmer had suggested a need for a vehicle which combined comfort with tray-truck practicality. It had a wooden frame and a V8 engine.

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'Bandt, Louis Thornett (Lewis) (1910–1987)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 13 April 2024.

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26 February, 1910
Moonta, South Australia, Australia


18 March, 1987 (aged 77)
Bannockburn, Victoria, Australia

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