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Dougill's Engineering

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Portable Oil or Petrol Engine. 1906.

Dougill's Engineering known under the Frick name was a Leeds based company who built these cars and commercial vehicles.

Previously Alfred Dougill and Co

1899 Dougill and Co of Leeds made a car.[1]

1900 Paris Exhibition. Description of gas and oil engines from 0.25 to 200 hp [2]

1903 Alfred Dougill and Co was wound up

1904 Catalogue issued by Alfred Dougill and Co who built motor cars, some with the Maurer transmission.[3]

1904-1907 Made some Frick cars and commercial vehicles

1905 March. Details of their 2-Ton Frick lorry.[4]

In 1906 at The Agricultural Hall Show one with a single-deck bus body was shown, 22 seats with three cylinder 7.2 litre engine. The vehicles featured an unusual drive via discs, friction wheels and two-step chain gearing.

1906 Produced 7 h.p. single-cylinder, 8-12 h.p. two-cylinder and 12-18 h.p. four-cylinder cars. Use a friction-plate clutch. [5]

1907 Registered offices: 34 and 36, Great George-street, Leeds; the Company was wound up voluntarily; Alfred H. Dougill chairman of the meeting[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1899/05/27
  2. The Engineer 1900/11/16
  3. The Engineer 1894/01/01
  4. Automotor Journal 1906/03/18
  5. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.
  6. London Gazette 26 July 1907
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris