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Beacon Motors

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of Hindhead

See Angus Charles Marjoribanks Maitland

1912-14 British made early automobile by Beacon Hill Motor Works, Beacon Engineering Co and Beacon Motors

1912 June. Image and description of the cyclecar. Includes a 8-hp JAP engine, friction drive giving five speeds.[1]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book

1914 'Lionel A. B. Lawler, manager of the Liphook branch of Beacon Motors. Ltd., pleaded not guilty to driving a motor-car to the danger of the public at Petersfield.'[2]

1915 Liquidation. Beacon Motors, The Square, Liphook, Hants. Sale of plant, machinery and stock-in-trade of motor engineers.[3] Note: Hindhead and Liphook are less than five miles apart so assumed to be the same company.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1912/06/15
  2. Portsmouth Evening News - Thursday 30 July 1914
  3. Surrey Advertiser - Saturday 12 June 1915