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Beeston Motor Co

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November 1898.

of Coventry

1897 EGM of New Beeston Cycle Co held with Rowland Hill, Chairman: company in voluntary liquidation for reconstruction; formation of 2 successor companies: Beeston Cycle Company, Limited, and the Beeston Motor Company, Limited[1]

Maker of cars from 1898 under the management of Samuel Gorton. Made tricycles under a licence from De Dion-Bouton

1898 May. First annual dinner held. Includes Dr. C. W. Ilife; Rowland Hill, Chairman of the Company; S. Gorton, Managing Director; W. Taylor, Works Manager.[2]

1898 December. AGM. Report. Success of the motor tricycle with a ladies model added Also a quadricycle.[3]

1899. 4th March. Meeting of debenture holders held at Coventry. Present were: Rowland Hill presided; C. W. Iliffe, Doctor and Director; and S. Gorton, Director.[4]

1899 Sale of the Beeston car[5]

1899 J. W. Roebuck of the Beeston Cycle Co and Beeston Motor Co gives talk to the Coventry Engineering Society on 'The Ideal Power'.[6]

1900 Company in liquidation (see advert)

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. London Gazette 5 Nov 1897
  2. The Autocar 1898/05/28
  3. The Autocar 1898/12/10
  4. The Autocar 1899/03/11
  5. The Times, April 13, 1996
  6. The Autocar 1899/05/13