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Autocar Construction Co

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January 1903.
February 1903.
May 1903.

of Openshaw

In 1901 Accles-Turrell made a four seat 10/15 hp car; the rights to this "vibrationless, very simple, quiet and efficient" New Turrell car were acquired by Pollock of Ashton-under-Lyne. The car had a flat twin 10/15 hp engine under the front seat driving the rear wheels through a two speed constant mesh gearbox.

The car was later made by the Autocar Construction Co and sold as the Hermes. Sold by John L. Sardy

1903 Exhibited at Motor Show

Slater's Manchester, Salford & Suburban Directory, 1903 (Part 1) gives the location of the company as the south side of Ogden Lane, west of Varna Street (Openshaw).

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