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Begbie Manufacturing Co

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February 1903. Aster engine.
May 1904.

of Wembley, London.

Formed by Sydney Dawson Begbie

1899 Begbie Manufacturing Co became British licensees of the French Aster company, making mainly stationary engines.

1901 June. Appointed sole UK agents for Aster.[1]

1910 Made Green's Engine under contract (as Aster Engineering Co Ltd)

1910 Making the B2 (1.5 hp), B3 (3 hp) and B9 (9 hp) engines

1913 the company became Aster Engineering Co (1913) Ltd

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