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Walter D. Fair and Co

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1910. 6hp. Exhibit at Myreton Motor Museum.
1919. Exhibit at Myreton Motor Museum.

of Pembroke Engineering Works, Hampton Wick

1911 Company founded to build marine engines and these were sold under the Watermota name

1913-1917 Importer of Skandia (Swedish) and Waterman (American). For a list of the models and prices of Marine Motors see the 1917 Red Book

1927 The company name changed to Watermota Co

1935 John Rigby and Co (Gunmakers) Ltd (also trading as Walter D. Fair & Co.) was in liquidation[1]

Presumably the company of Walter Desmond Fair (1873-1950) who, in 1939, described himself as Mechanical Engineer, Late Manufacturer of Petrol Marine Engines as Managing Director[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 5 July 1935
  2. 1939 register