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Bretherton and Bryan

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Five Ton Steam Wagon. 1906.

of Grange Road, Willesden Green, London NW.

Bretherton & Bryan ordered three sets of Steam Motor Wagons to be built by Davey, Paxman and Co. Designed by Frank Bretherton, who was then in partnership with L. C. Bryan. Bryan had served his apprenticeship with Paxman. The first wagon was sold to H. H. Finch of Marylebone. Another was exhibited at the Agricultural Hall Motor Show, Islington, in March 1906.

1906 Showed steam wagon at 1906 Motor Show (Cordingley)

By late 1906 Bretherton had withdrawn from the partnership with Bryan and the business had become Messrs Bryan and Company.

Bretherton was an engineer and designer of note who at some stage in his career worked for Paxman.

After the First World War he worked for Robey & Co Ltd of Lincoln. [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Richard Carr’s Paxman History Pages