Have I acquired a murderous mechanical vintage beastie? Reading the manuals you tell me….

Without spending too much time explaining this immediate discovery, I’m going to list some of the bizarre wording from 1933 Austin Cars sales booklets and mechnical instructions….. words like :- Strangler, Choke, Throttle….. Accumulator, Regulator, Commutator. “Don’t be cruel to the Starter” Strainer, Shifting spanner, Banjo, “The strangler knob should be IN all the way”!!!! Naked Lights, “Horn becomes uncertain, …