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Cubitt's Engineering Co

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January 1920.
January 1920.
June 1923. 15.9 hp.
1920s. 'Cubitt Cupid' Mascot - left side.
1920s. 'Cubitt Cupid' Mascot - right side.
1920s. 'Cubitt Cupid' Mascot - front angle.

of Aylesbury

1919 Holland and Hannen and Cubitts established new company for the purpose of making the car they had designed at a new factory in Aylesbury; the new company was named Cubitt's Engineering Co [1]. Issue of preference shares to finance the car venture[2].

Cubitt produced only one model - the 16/20, but the firm failed to make any real profit.[3]

1920-25 Built some cars and also bodies for Alvis

1921 Making 60 Cubitt cars a week with a staff of 1,000 at Aylesbury [4]

1921-23 Annual reports in Coventry Archives[5]

Selwyn Edge and J. S. Napier joined the board to stop the losses making the cars

1925 Car making ended. Some 3,000 of the 16/20 were made.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 02, 1919
  2. The Times, Jun 02, 1919
  3. Automotive Mascots - A collector's Guide to British Marque, Corporate and Accessory Mascots by David Kay and Lynda Springate.
  4. A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2
  5. National Archives