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87/1547 Steering assembly (sectioned), variable ratio, rack and pinion, power assisted, A E Bishop and Associates, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1987. Click to enlarge.
Courtesy A E Bishop and Associates

Bishop variable ratio steering assembly

Made
This is a sectioned example of a variable-ratio, rack and pinion steering assembly developed by AE Bishop and Associates in Sydney. Many Australian-designed cars, including the Holden Caprice, Calais and Lexcen, used this system which was the world's most advanced steering mechanism at the time when introduced in Australia in 1991. It is an Australian innovation which was developed in Sydney and subsequently used by car makers around the world.

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Summary

Object No.

87/1547

Object Statement

Steering assembly (sectioned), variable ratio, rack and pinion, power assisted, A E Bishop and Associates, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1987

Physical Description

This sectioned variable ratio power steering assembly consists of a variable ratio rack and helical pinion. It was made by A E Bishop and Associates Pty Ltd, Gladesville, New South Wales, Australia.

Dimensions

Height

200 mm

Width

130 mm

Depth

1300 mm

Production

Notes

Designed and made by A E Bishop and Associates 1983 - 1987

Source

Credit Line

Gift of A E Bishop and Associates Pty Limited, 1987

Acquisition Date

10 December 1987

Cite this Object

Harvard

Bishop variable ratio steering assembly 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/73822>

Wikipedia

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