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British Motor Co

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May 1898. Court Judgements as advertisement.
7th July 1900.
14th July 1900.

British Motor Co of Hertford Street, Drapers Field, Coventry, and 40 Holborn Viaduct, London

1897 December. After litigation the British Motor Syndicate reorganised and changed its name in December 1897 to the British Motor Company Ltd, taking over its affairs[1][2]

1898 December. 2nd annual report.[3]

1899 Demonstration of two machines designed and made by W. A. Taylor.[4]

1899 Charles Jarrott in shown as secretary.[5]

1899 Lent a DeDion tricycle for demonstration at the Automobile Club Show, ridden by S. F. Edge [6].

The British Motor Coupe Co was an "offshoot" of the company.

1900 Proposal for reconstruction of British Motor Co; required extra funds from shareholders [7].

1900 Colonel Josiah Harris was Chairman, Harry Lawson was MD. [8]

1900 Voluntary liquidation to be followed by reorganisation [9].

1900 After the failure of the British Motor Syndicate, its affairs were handled by the British Motor Co [10].

1900 Legal action brought by J. E. H. Andrew and Co against the British Motor Co and others [11].

1900 September. The British Motor Co was reorganised and renamed the British Motor Traction Co.[12][13]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Morning Post 18 December 1900
  2. Vital to the Life of the Nation. Published 1946.
  3. The Autocar 1898/12/30
  4. The Autocar 1899/02/04
  5. The Autocar 1899/03/25
  6. The Times, 22 June 1899
  7. Birmingham Daily Post, 3 July 1900
  8. The Times, 3 July 1900
  9. Liverpool Mercury etc (Liverpool, England), Monday, August 6, 1900
  10. The Morning Post 18 December 1900
  11. The Times, 17 December 1900
  12. Cork Examiner - Tuesday 28 August 1900
  13. Irish Independent - Wednesday 03 October 1900