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Autocars and Accessories

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of 42 Martell Road, Dulwich

1903 The first Weller automobile was presented at the Crystal Palace motor show in 1903; it was a 20-hp touring car. The Weller Brothers planned to produce an advanced 20-hp car. However, Portwine, their financial backer, thought the car would be too expensive to produce and encouraged Wellers to design and produce a little, delivery 3-wheeler. Weller did so, called it the Auto-Carrier and a new company was founded and named Autocars and Accessories

1904 Production started in 1904. The three-wheel vehicle caught on quickly and was a financial success. This used a single cylinder engine and had tiller steering.

1907 Formation of Auto Carriers Ltd.[1]

1907 A passenger version appeared, it was called the Auto-Carrier Sociable. It had a seat in place of the cargo box.

1911 Directory lists them as Auto Carriers Ltd. 42 Martell Road, Dulwich, London SE and as motor manufacturers. [2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Application by John Weller to join I Mech E
  2. Post Office London Location Suburbs Directory, 1911.