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John Child Meredith

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The Abingdon, built in 1902 and 1903, was an English car made by John Child Meredith of Birmingham.

See John Child Meredith (1830-1898) and his son Hubert Augustus Meredith

The range consisted of a 3.5 hp single cylinder engined two-seater with two speed gearbox and chain drive. There was also the Meredith model with 2 cylinder 9hp and 4 seater tonneau body.

1902 June. Description of the automobile chassis and engine.[1]

1914 An Abingdon engine was used by Ariel motorcycles, and some singles, adopted a three-speed gearbox and a chain-cum-belt drive.

1914 At Coventry Eagle the range now included three models. The smallest was lightweight and powered by a Villiers engine. The other two models used V-twin Abingdon engines.

1916 Sale of stock.[2]

1922 The Abingdon were also assembled cars built in small numbers in 1922 and 1923. It used an 11-9hp 1490cc four-cylinder Dorman engine and a 3 speed gearbox. Only 12 were made.

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Sources of Information

  1. Automotor Journal 1902/06/14
  2. Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 21 October 1916