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John Allen (of Oxford)

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December 1908.

See John Allen and Sons (Oxford) for probable connection.

At some point Oxfordshire Steam Ploughing Co established works at Dorchester in Dorset - see Eddison Steam Rolling Co. The business spread to other locations.

1887 A manager, John Allen, was brought to Oxford from the Dorchester works.

1897 John Allen bought the company for which he was manager; he concentrated the business on steam road-rolling rather than cultivation, which was a more lucrative business.

1904 ALLEN, John, The Elms, Offaly, Oxford. Cars: 10-h.p. Daimler, 16-h.p. de Dietrich. Has driven 30,000 miles. Hobby: Mechanics. Is proprietor of the Oxfordshire Steam Ploughing Co., and was for four years Chairman of the National Traction-engine Owners' Association. His eldest son, who is now thirteen, has driven the Daimler car since he was eleven-and-a-half years old. Clubs: Constitutional, Oxford Automobile, A.C.G. B. & I. (Founder member). [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904