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Elieson Lamina Accumulator Co

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1887 Early use of electrically powered tramcars, 7 of which were constructed by the Elieson Electric Co. They were operated on the North Metroplitan Tramway Co.'s line between Stratford Church and Manor Park. The vehicles were powered by Elieson motors with Elieson accumulators. The company had also equipped built a launch, The Countess, fitted with electric propulsion using a motor of the Elieson design made by R. E. Crompton and Co[1].

1897 October. Details and image of the electric motor car.[2]

1897 Secretary is W. S. Naylor.[3]

1899 At Cordingley's Autocar and Motor Cycle Show at the Agricultural Hall, Islington held 3rd - 10th July 1899, the Automobile Association displayed on their stand, amongst other vehicles, a Swan electric dogcart, this being the original machine with the swan-necked tubes in front built by the Elieson Lamina Accumulator Co, and recently purchased from them, and now shown fitted with Crowdus accumulators[4].

1899 Assets for sale. '...pursuant to a Judgment in an action Re The Elieson Lamina Accumulator Company Limited The Earl of Galloway v. The Company 1898 E. 1248 the Stock in trade Plant Furniture and Fixtures now on the premises of the above named Company at No 4 Greenland Place Camden Town in the county of Middlesex and at Mr. A. Bradfords premises Kentish Town Wharf 40 Kentish Town-road and at Messrs. Jakins and Cos. Wharf 6 Camden-road N.W. together with the goodwill of the business of the Company and the British Patents for Electric and Accumulator and for the gear transmission from one axle to another numbered respectively 7697 and 10861 and the interest of the Company under an Agreement dated 17 August 1897 in the Patents, Patent rights and applications for Patents for accumulators and driving gear in France Germany Belgium Switzerland and United States of America...'[5]

1900 Listed. Not carrying on business. Dirs., Martin Fradd, Earl of Galloway, K.T., C. P. Elieson, H. Mackenzie. Sec., W. S. Naylor.[6]

See Elieson-Carter

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 14 October 1887
  2. The Autocar 1897/10/30
  3. Automotor Journal 1897/11/16
  4. Autocar, 8 July 1899
  5. The London Gazette Publication date:31 March 1899 Issue:27067 Page:2188
  6. 1900 Automotor Pocket Book: Companies