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Ogston Motor Co

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Ogston Motor Co of Victoria Road, Acton.

The business of J. N. Ogston and H. C. Scofield

1914 Manufacture of Wilkinson's solo and sidecar motorcycle was taken over by the Ogston Motor Co. Many detail improvements were made.

1914-15 Produced the Deemster automobile

Post-WWI Produced Deemster cars until 1924

This short-lived make was an advanced machine with an 848cc, in-line, four cylinder engine, three-speed gearbox, shaft drive, rear bevel-box and bucket seat. They were very expensive. The firm also produced the Wilkinson TMC for a brief period. J. N. Ogston involved in the design

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Cars see the 1917 Red Book. Produced the Deemster.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book

1918 Resolution by the company to wind the business up. Harry Charles Scofield of Ogston Works, Acton, Engineer to be appointed liquidator [1]

1920 The Ogston Motor Co (1918) announced its postal address as Victoria Road and that goods should go to Southfield Road.[2]

1920 Share prospectus. £250,000 capital. Directors are H. C. Scofield (Chairman), J. M. Ogston (Joint MD); T. B. Humphries (Director of the Global Shipping Co); A. G. Ogston (Director of Ogston and Tennant); Joseph Rose (Director of Hazlewood Shipping Co); Capt. C. J. Stanley (Direstor Consol Aerators).[3]

1924 February. By order of the receiver, the Sale of the premises 'The Deemster Works, Victoria Road, and leasehold premises at Southfield Road, Acton, and the plant and machinery.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Gazette Issue 30928 published on the 1 October 1918. Page 53 of 82
  2. The Engineer 1920/01/30
  3. Aberdeen Press and Journal - Thursday 11 March 1920
  4. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 16, 1924; pg. 22; Issue 43577.
  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X