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Legros and Knowles

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1904. The Legros engine.
February 1905. Four-cylinder chassis.
February 1905. Adjustable valve tappet.
November 1905.
March 1906.
November 1906. Advert for 40 h.p. six-cylinder.
December 1906. Advert for 25, 35 and 40 h.p. models.

Partnership of Lucien Alphonse Legros and Guy John Fenton Knowles of Cumberland Park, Willesden Junction, London, Makers of the Iris motor car.

1904 Lucien Alphonse Legros took Guy Knowles into partnership as Legros and Knowles, manufacturers of the Iris car, which became "well-known".

1905 April. Details of the 20-hp car.[1][2]

1905 May. Details of their 24-hp touring car.[3][4][5][6]

1905 November. Details of their 25-30hp Iris and 35-40hp cars.[7][8][9]

1906 June. Details of their 25-30 hp Iris cars.[10]

1906 November. Details of their 40 hp six-cylinder 'Iris' car.[11][12][13]

1908 The three Iris models made by Messrs. Legros and Knowles, of Willesden Junction, London, were the 2 5h.p., the 35 h.p. — both of these being four-cylindered — and the 40 h.p. six-cylinder. They were sold by Messrs. The Iris Cars, of 19, Great Portland Street, London, W.

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