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Horse drawn marker

Herbert continued the family tradition, designing many items including the horse-drawn marker seen here. This was used to mark out the fields so that the seed could be planted quickly and evenly.
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A wagon built for the Thompson Brothers of Garson Farm, Esher.

This wagon was used for market deliveries and can still be seen on that farm.
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A flat cart built by Gibbs. The floor sloped inwards to keep produce boxes secure.

Many types of agricultural carts and wagons were built by Gibbs and in particular, there was a steady trade in dung carts. Dung was an essential commodity for any farmer in an age before artificial fertiliser, for without it, his land would soon bec…
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Herbert Gibbs pattern book.

Herbert realised the need for different types of transport required by the farmers and market gardners in and around the Bedfont area. He produced a pattern book in which he drew his designs for carts and wagons. The customer would choose which veh…
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Gibbs built body on a lorry belonging to F.W. Longhurst, West Drayton.

Vehicles were also produced for other trades. Delivery vans, pick-up trucks and flat-bed lorries were regularly built.
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Lorries at Covent Garden Market. F.W Longhurst lorry has a Gibbs built body.

Herbert recognised the potential of power driven vehicles on solid tyres and with the end of the First World War providing many redundant military vehicles, he was quick to seize the opportunity. Soon Gibbs were adapting old lorries for use on farms…
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Market desk

Gibbs also made the market desks from which farmers sold their produce. The desks were designed to fold down and lock when not in use.
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