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Roots Oil Motor and Motor Car Co

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January 1903.
November 1903.
May 1904.

of 1-3 Chicheley Street, York Road, London

of 100, Westminster Bridge-rd., London (1900)

See Roots and Venables

1897 The company was registered on 15 July, to acquire the business and patent rights of Roots and Venables. [1] Directors: A. McDonnell, Charles Pratt, F. D. C. Shaw-Kennedy, J. D. Roots, C. E. Venables.[2]

1890s Manufacturing gas and oil engines in horizontal and vertical forms rated up to 6 nhp [3]

1900 Directors: A. McDonnell, F. D. C. Shaw-Kennedy, J. D. Roots, C. E. Venables. Sec., Charles. E. Dorreil.

1902 Acquired by Armstrong Whitworth

By 1903 the company was selling Roots cars made by Armstrong Whitworth.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Freeman's Journal - Wednesday 21 July 1897
  3. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2