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British Industrial History

Bamford and Martin

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April 1914.

1912 Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford started to sell cars made by Singer from premises in Callow Street, London where they also serviced GWK and Calthorpe vehicles. Martin raced specials at Aston Hill near Aston Clinton, and the pair decided to make their own vehicles.

1913 They founded the Aston Martin company.

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