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Pennington and Baines

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of 5 and 6 Great Winchester St, London EC (1900)

1898 November. Claims he has sold 347 of their cars including 100 to a single buyer.[1]

1898 November. Details and image of his new car. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering with water-cooled engine under floor and a horizontal fly-wheel.[2]

1899 The company established agencies in various parts of the country for the New Pennington motor cars.

1899 Advertisement: Details of tracings with illustrations.[3]

1899 Stirling's Motor Carriages of Edinburgh advertised Pennington cars, under appointment by Pennington and Baines.[4]

1900 January. Leave for New York with a number of cars to set up a distribution agreement.[5]

1900 January. Edward Joel Pennington and William Baines, the elder carrying on business as Pennington and Baines at Hotel Grand Central, Marylebone Road, London, were declared bankrupt[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1898/11/26
  2. The Autocar 1898/11/26
  3. The Autocar 1899/02/04
  4. The Autocar 1899/02/11
  5. The Autocar 1900/01/06
  6. London Gazette 18 January 1901