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1905 The Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co was formed by the amalgamation of the Vauxhall Ironworks Co of Vauxhall, London and West Hydraulic Engineering Co of Luton and formerly of Bradford
1905 September. Advert lists them as the Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co with works at Luton, Beds.
1905 Motor Show: exhibited a 18hp 4-cylinder car
1906 Introduced a 12-16hp car
1907 Vauxhall Motors Limited was formed separate from the Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co to develop the motor department. The new company has taken over a large part of the 10 acre premises of the old company at Luton. 
1918 The business was offered for sale as a going concern with iron and brass foundries in Kimpton Road, Luton and a total ground floor area of 38,000 sg. ft.