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Addison Motor Co

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Addison Motor Co, 18/20 Addison Street, Liverpool

Addison of Liverpool built motorcycles from 1904 to 1905. They also built the Addison car in 1906.

1903-18 James Harold Atherton was the sole proprietor and works manager.

1904 Built forecars with 3.25hp engines and with air or water cooling. With only single speed, they had chain-drive and a clutch.

1905 A two-speed model appeared, using 3.5hp Fafnir engine. A 3hp solo was also built that year, again with a Fafnir engine, but belt driven.

Cars: Billed as "the Mercedes of the tri-car world", the Addison was an English automobile built in Liverpool in 1906. The 6½ hp (5 kW) two-cylinder engine was controlled by variable-lift inlet valves.

1907 Addison Motor Co selling Speedwell. [1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Field - Saturday 16 February 1907
  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • Wikipedia