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If it was 24v, then, yeah. Starter batteries aren't designed to be deep discharged, but if you want to scoot around a little bit just to see it work, then yeah that'll be fine.

Doesn't say what voltage it was built for. Might have to look it up to get some basic specs.
 

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I assume that you did the obvious web search and found Wales & Edwards, which was acquired by Smith in 1989, so this was presumably one of the last built under their original name.

Most W&E milk floats are more nicely styled than this vehicle - it must have been a less common model, perhaps smaller than the standard, or not intended for road use. In later years, milk floats vanished and the manufacturers pursued other applications. In a few minutes of web searching, I couldn't find another one that looks like this, but the name plate certainly suggests that it is a Wales & Edwards.
 
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