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British Motor Traction of Coventry, and 40 Holborn Viaduct, London
1900 September. Expected to go public at £1,000,000.
1901 May. Attempted to set up a company called Daimler Wagon Co but the use of the Daimler name was challenged by the Daimler Motor Co who lost the case in the High Court on the grounds that they did not have exclusive rights to use of the name.
1901 June. Details of the Taylor motor bicycle. Engine alongside the front-wheel.
1901 July. Legal action by British Motor Traction Co and British Motor Co against Friswell and Longuemare over infringements of the Maybach carburetter patents. Action lost. Judge says patent is for method and not a machine and fails for want of novelty as it was anticipated by Wilkinson and Butler. Patents detailed: Maybach 16,072 of 1893; Edward Butler No. 9,203 of 1899 (judge considered this patent void); George Wilkinson No. 10,891 of 1890 Friswell was supported by the Automobile Mutual Protection Association and his winning of the case means numerous other actions are now struck out.
1902 May. Maybach appeal withdrawn.
1902 November. Petition to wind-up the company up. '...presented to the said Court by the Holborn Viaduct Land Company Limited...'
1903 May. Legal case. Lawson vs. The Company.
1903 November. Company to be dissolved .
1908 Company to be dissolved .