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Roots Oil Motor and Motor Car Co

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1897.
January 1903.
November 1903.
1904.
May 1904.
1906.

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

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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