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of 168 Dalston Road, London
1890 Herbert Churchill Capel started in business in London, trading as Messrs. Capel and Co., engineers and gas-engine manufacturers
1895 Erected new works in Dalston, equipped for the production of gas and oil engines on the American system of manufacture.
Car manufacture taken up by the Creek Street Engineering Co, Deptford
1899 The XL four-cycle horizontal engine introduced in a range from 0.5 to 14 nhp
1900 Capel's Motor Carriage. Illustration and article on this early car 
1934 The company moved to Harrison Works, Halstead, Essex where they introduced the 6 bhp twin oil engine
1936 production of the petrol engine ceased
1956 Re-entered the I.C. engine market
1960 The company closed