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Brown and Barlow

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June 1905. 'Carburetter' advert.
July 1906.
September 1908. 'Carburetters'.
November 1908.
September 1913
November 1913
March 1919.
December 1919
January 1920.
August 1923
August 1926.

Brown and Barlow of Carburet Works, Westwood Road, Witton, Birmingham

1900-1940s Makers of carburettors for much of this period. They used the spelling 'carburetters throughout.

1911 Carburettor with 2 separate jets and a pilot was exhibited at Oympia Motor Show[1]. The company showed 8 different types of carburettor[2]

1915 Patent to Clement Brown and Brown and Barlow Ltd: Improvements in or relating to Carburettors for Internal Combustion Engines.

1920 Amendment to patent[3].

1923 Application for a patent on a twist grip control: "Improvements in or relating to operating means suitable for flexible power transmission mechanism"[4]

1924 A Humber motorcycle and sidecar was launched; the deluxe version used a Brown and Barlow carburettor whilst the standard Six Days model used an Amac carburettor[5]

1927 Amalgamation of several organisations including Brown and Barlow to form Amalgamated Carburetters Ltd, in order to manufacture and market carburettors and associated products.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times 8 November 1911
  2. The Times 22 November 1911
  3. The Times 26 November 1920
  4. The Times 18 January 1930
  5. The Times 4 November 1924
  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0