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Angus Sanderson and Co

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January 1920. Use of Dixon's White

Sir Wm. Angus Sanderson and Co of Newcastle upon Tyne

1850 Maker of axles for Brougham[1]

1901 William Angus was a coach builder, employer, living in Elswick[2]

1907 Coach builders and motor body builders[3]

At some point merged with Sanderson’s Coachbuilders of St Thomas Street, Newcastle upon Tyne[4]

1908 Sir William Angus and Sanderson exhibited coach-built bodies on chassis at the 1908 Motor Show at Olympia[5]

1910 Dealer in Rolls-Royce cars[6]

1912 William Angus died; his son Thomas Knox Angus continued in business as a coach builder[7]

WWI Maker of aeroplanes.

1919 Acquired the National Projectile Factory at Birtley[8]

1919 Announced intention to produce "assembled" Angus-Sanderson cars, with coach building in the ex-aircraft factory and other parts made in other factories, such as the engine which was made by Tylor and Son of Kings Cross[9]

1919 Offered a 3.5 hp motorcycle using a JAP engine but it was expensive[10]

1919-27 Maker of 14 hp cars.

1921 Re-organised as Angus-Sanderson with backing from British Spyker Co and Tylors under the control of S. F. Edge becoming Angus-Sanderson (1921) Ltd

After a further few hundred cars had been completed at Birtley, production was moved to the old Grahame-White aircraft works in Hendon, Middlesex.

The new company was free of the financial worries of the old one and the car was being produced under one roof at Hendon[11]

1922 Angus-Sanderson controlled the "famous firm of engine specialists" J. Tylor and Sons. Head office and works at London Aerodrome, Hendon[12]

1922 Introduction of a 2-seater deluxe with 8hp engine; mechanical design by Mr Ricardo[13]

1927 The last cars, almost certainly assembled from existing stocks of parts, were completed in 1927. It is estimated that approximately 3,000 Angus-Sanderson cars were made, most of them in the firm's early years, of which only a tiny handful survives.

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Sources of Information

  1. National Trust [1]
  2. 1901 census
  3. The Times, Nov 12, 1907
  4. paper on Angus Sanderson & Co published on Ancestry
  5. The Times, Nov 18, 1908
  6. The Times, Oct 31, 1910
  7. National Probate Calendar
  8. The Times, Jul 12, 1919
  9. The Times , May 17, 1919
  10. The Times, Nov 25, 1919
  11. The Times May 16, 1922
  12. The Times, May 30, 1922
  13. The Times, Nov 06, 1922
  • Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) by J. M. Bruce. Published 1982 ISBN 0-370-30084-x