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Albion Motor Co

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1900. A1 Dogcart Chassis. Exhibit at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
8 h.p.
1904. A3 12hp. One of 43 built. Exhibit at Glasgow Museum of Transport.
February 1905
November 1907. Lacre shooting brake body on an Albion chassis.
March 1907. 24 h.p. car.
1907. Exhibit at Grampian Transport Museum.
1909. A6 Limousine-Landaulet. Exhibit at Grampian Transport Museum.
May 1921.
August 1928.
December 1929. 2-Tonner.
1933. 31-70 B.H.P. Six Cylinder Oil Engine.

The Albion Motor Company of Scotstoun, Glasgow was a manufacturer of cars and commercial vehicles.

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1899 The company was formed by Thomas Blackwood Murray and Norman Fulton (late of Arrol-Johnston) at Bathgate.

1900 Commenced motor car manufacture.[1]

1902 Became a private company

1902 Produced a half-ton van

1904 The company moved to a large factory at Scotstoun.

1907 J. F. Henderson is Joint MD.

1913 Supplied large number of commercial and public service vehicles both at home and abroad[2]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book

1914 Became a public company.

By 1928 Company was known as Albion Motor Car Co (see advert)

1931 Name changed to (presumably) Albion Motors Ltd

1935 Acquired Halleys Industrial Motors

1944 Producing the four-cylinder (68 bhp) and six-cylinder (102 bhp) diesel engines.

1951 Acquired by Leyland Motors

1954 3-4 ton 'Claymore' introduced. The 7-year old 6-7 ton 'Chieftain' selling well. [3]

1957 Sir Jackson Millar the chairman receives knighthood.

1958 H. W. Fulton the MD retires

1958 Dec. Henry Spurrier (III) replaces Jackson Millar as chairman

1961 December. Stanley Markland is MD [4]

1972 The Albion name was discontinued.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1900/01/20
  2. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  3. The Times, Wednesday, Mar 31, 1954
  4. The Times, Thursday, Dec 28, 1961