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Bristol Wagon and Carriage Works Co

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Detail. Exhibit at the Museum of East Anglian Life.
January 1906.
March 1907.
April 1907.
April 1907.
1912. 7-hp paraffin Victoria engine. Exhibit at Amberley Working Museum.
1912. 5 hp.
1912. 5 hp.
January 1920.
Engine on display at Oakham Treasures.
Engine on display at Oakham Treasures.
1912. Engine on display at Oakham Treasures.
1914. Engine on display at Oakham Treasures.

of Lawrence Hill, Bristol

1889 The name was changed from the Bristol Wagon Works Co to the present title. [1]

1905 April. Details of their 5-Ton lorry.[2]

c.1906 to c.1920 The 'Victoria Engine' stationary internal combustion engines produced. Around 3,500 built.

1909 Took on responsibility for sales and service activities of the Bristol Motor Co under its manager Arthur Edward Johnson

1913 Introduced the Paraffin Victoria model rated at 4.5 hp and later uprated to 5 hp.

1913 One of 15 established companies involved in manufacture and hiring-out of railway rolling stock[3]

1920 Business acquired by the Leeds Forge Co.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Automotor Journal 1905/04/01
  3. The Times, Sep 20, 1913
  4. The Engineer 1921/01/07, page 3.
  • A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5