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Anglo-French Motor Carriage Co

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November 1896.
November 1896.
1897. In Bombay.

of Digbeth, Birmingham

The Anglo-French was an English automobile manufactured by Leon L'Hollier's Anglo-French Motor Carriage Company of Birmingham from 1896 to 1897; the cars were basically Roger-Benz vehicles modified for the British market.

1896 August. News item. 'The Anglo-French Motor Carriage Company (Limited) (Roger's System) is a new Company with a Share Capital of 300,000/., in 1/. Shares, and 258,000 Shares are offered now through the agency of Parr's Bank, the Societe Generale, and the Belfast Banking Company. Messrs. E. Roger and Co.'s business in Paris, together with patents, &c., is to be bought for 183,000/.'....'17. The following contracts have been entered into: (1) dated 5ths August, 1696, between E. Roger, of the one part, and the company of the other part; (2) dated 25th June, 1896, and made between E. Roger, of the one part, and John Ornstein, of the other part; and (3) dated 7th August, 1896, and made between Leon L'Hollier, of the first part, Edmund Gascoine, the younger, of the second part, Daniel Courtois, of the third part, John Ornstein, of the fourth part, and the company of the fifth part.[1][2]

1897 July. Images and details of their new premises on Digbeth.[3]

1897 December. Details and image of the motor van.[4]

1898 November. Company in difficulties and their stock of sixteen finished and part finished cars to be auctioned.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Evening Standard - Monday 10 August 1896
  2. Pall Mall Gazette - Monday 10 August 1896
  3. The Autocar 1897/07/03
  4. The Autocar 1897/12/11
  5. The Autocar 1898/11/19