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Brotherhood-Crocker Motors

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c1904. First car produced by the company and first owned by Percy Richardson and now by D. H. Doyne


February 1905.
September 1905.
December 1905.
December 1905.
December 1905.
1905. Gear case.
March 1906. 20-25 h.p. Owned by Sir Max Waechter.

Offices: Hanover Sq, London; Works: West Norwood

1903 Formation of the company to produce Brotherhood cars (1904-1907)

1904 Stanley Brotherhood was chairman

Cars were made in London; Earl Fitzwilliam, the coal magnate, was an investor in the company.

1905 February. Details of their 20 hp car.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

1905 February. Details of the 20-hp car. Percy Richardson involved in its production.[9][10][11]

1905 November. Details of their 20hp and 40hp cars.[12]

1905 Brotherhood sold its London site and moved to Peterborough but could not get permission to build a car factory so the Earl suggested a move to Sheffield where he built a new factory in Tinsley for the Sheffield-Simplex company to make the cars.

1906 Percy Richardson employed

1908 the first cars to bear the Sheffield-Simplex name appeared designed by Percy Richardson.

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