Morris Commercial Cars was formed in 1924. Its first model, the T type one-ton truck, was designed to rival Ford's successful Model T one-ton lorry.
Following Morris' principles of building from the best quality components at the keenest price, the engine and gearbox were the same as those in the contemporary Morris Oxford car. For simplicity and economy, brakes were on the rear wheels only and no electric starter was fitted.
With a wide variety of body styles available, Morris trucks soon became popular with many firms and authorities, including the Co-op, Carrs biscuit company and the Post Office.
This truck is the very first one-ton model produced and was used extensively by Morris for testing and evaluation.