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Pearson and Cox

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July 1910.

of Shortlands, London SE

1909-16 Steam automobile produced by Henry Pearson and Percy Cox

1908 November. Details of the steam car with three-cylinder vertical engine.[1]

1909 April. Article on the 12hp steam car.[2]

Pearson-Cox was a motorcycle produced by Pearson and Cox in Shortlands, Kent, from 1912 to 1914.

1912 September. Details of the three-cylinder vertical engine car.[3]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of cars see the 1917 Red Book

1913 March. Details of the steam car.[4]

1913 April. Advert for 15 hp steam car.

The firm was already well known for their steam-powered cars and after two years of experiments they produced a similarly powered motorcycle with a 3hp engine. This was fitted between the seat tube and the rear wheel, which it drove by chain. The machine had a maximum speed of 40mph-45mph. Some machines were labelled Dawn.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 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
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site
  • [2] Science and Society Picture Library web site
  • The Autocar 1913/04/05 pXXII