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Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Co: Cars

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Note: This is a sub-section of the Thames Iron Works, Shipbuilding and Engineering Co

1905 Thames Engineering Works, of Greenwich, makers of steam wagons, were the motor department of the company.

1905 Thames Engineering Works exhibited at Olympia a steam wagon, a petrol delivery van and an omnibus chassis[1]

1906 Introduced a six-cylinder petrol engine in a car chassis.[2]

1910 Exhibited 2 different chassis at the Olympia Show[3]

1911 February. Details of the four-cylinder four-speed 15.9-hp car.[4] Charles M. Smith writes.[5]

1911 At the end of the year the parent company went into receivership

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1895/11/24
  2. The Engineer 30/11/1906
  3. The Times Nov 12, 1910
  4. The Autocar 1911/02/11
  5. The Autocar 1911/02/25