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British Ensign Motors

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January 1919.
January 1920.
January 1920.
January 1920.

British Ensign Motors began as Ensign in Hawthorn Road, Willesden Green, London in 1913. Shortly after, the company added British to the title.

1913 Registered as Florio Motors

Run by Edward Henry Gillett a steam commercial vehicle pioneer

1913 December. Details of the four-cylinder four-speed 18-hp car.[1]

1914 Commercial vehicles were produced with a Tylor engine.

1915 Southdown acquired a number of models.

1919 January. Advert for their 25 hp 6-cylinder car. [2]

1919 November. Display advert in the Times newspaper for the 25 hp car. [3]

1920 November. Display advert in the Times newspaper for the six-cylinder car. [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1913/12/20
  2. The Autocar 1919/01/04 pII
  3. The Times, Friday, Nov 14, 1919
  4. The Times, Thursday, Nov 11, 1920
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris
  • A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2