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Charles Willetts, Junior

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Charles Willetts, Junior of Colonial Works, Overend Road, Cradley Heath.

See Charles Willetts (1859-1951)

1897 Company formed as lifting tackle manufacturers.

1920 Employed 250 persons and started producing the New British car

1921-23 10hp model, Possible around 100 built.

1938 Incorporating John Hill and Sons - lifting tackle makers of Stourbridge.

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Sources of Information

  • Powered Vehicles made in the Black Country by Jim Boulton and Harold Parsons. Published 1990. ISBN 0 904015 30 0
  • A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2