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of Railway Garage, Kingston Road, Staines.
Company formed by Edward Alfred Tamplin
1919 Report 
'A four-wheeled vehicle which created a great deal of interest outside the car and motor cycle shows is the Tamplin tandem-seated cycle car, which, in spite of its curious appearance, is possessed of many pleasing features.
'An 8 h.p. air-cooled J.A.P. engine is located at the front end of the frame, the drive being transmitted, through a universal joint, to a chain sprocket on the near and outer side of the body, and thence through a standard Sturmey Archer gear box to a single belt pulley on the live rear axle, which is mounted on large Skefko ball bearings, enabling the single belt to drive both rear wheels.
'The Tamplin on the road requires careful handling during the first few miles of initiation, as the direct steering gear necessitates a very light touch on the wheel. Later, however, we found the control to be most satisfactory, and in dense traffic the narrow track and quick response to the steering wheel enable the driver to gain much advantage over larger vehicles. The comfort provided for the driver is excellent, but the accommodation for the passenger is not over roomy. When fitted with a windscreen and hood, the Tamplin should be of great utility.
'The price of this machine, less accessories, is £150, and it is manufactured by Messrs. Tamplin, Railway Garage, Staines.'