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British Industrial History

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January 1920.
June 1923.
October 1931.
1943 April.
May 1943

Lagonda of Staines, Middlesex

The name goes back to 1898 when Wilbur Gunn made a series of high-powered tricars.[1]

1904 Alfred Henry Cranmer Alf joins the business and ran the company after 1920

1907 First car launched.

WWI They produced 50,000 shells per week.

1920 Wilbur Gunn died

1935 The receiver was called in and the company was bought by Alan Good.

WWII The company produced flame-throwers based on a design by R. P. Frazer, a director of the company.

1945 Sold Oil Engines (Coventry) to Brush.

1948 the company was taken over by David Brown and Sons and the company moved in with Aston Martin, which David Brown had also acquired, in Feltham, Middlesex.



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Sources of Information

  1. Vital to the Life of the Nation. Published 1946.