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Charles Harrington Moore

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1896. F. R. Simms and Harrington Moore of the Motor Car Club in the Daimler Carriage.
1903.

c.1855 Born in Woodbridge

1904 Charles Harrington Moore, 4, Matheson Road, Kensington, London, W. Cars: 18-h.p., 22-h.p. Mercedes-Simplex. Hobbies: Yachting and golf. Furthers motoring "to develop a great national industry and a fascinating sport."

He was the first hon. sec. of the A.C.G.B. & I.. Organized the first motor-car exhibition at the Imperial Institute, in 1895. Club: A.C.G.B. & I. (Founder Member). [1]

Hon. Sec. of the Motor Car Club

1911 Charles Harrington Moore 56, retired solicitor, boarding in Earls Court Square, Kensington, with Louisa Moore 46, Vera Moore 15[2]



1903 Bio Note [3]

MOORE, C. HARRINGTON.- The foundation and earliest history of the Club are intimately bound up with Mr. C. Harrington Moore's career, who dates his automobile interests from 1870, when he read the account of a carriage invented and tried by a Mr. Sturges.

In 1884 and the following year a paraffin engine invented by Mr. Roots was shown him by Mr. Purchase, the Hon. Architect of the Club. The carburetter of this consisted of asbestos soaked in ordinary paraffin.

In 1895 he organised the first Motor Car Exhibition at the Imperial Institute. Mr. Moore's first car was a 5 h.p. Hurtu dogcart, followed by a 4.5 h.p. Delahaye voiturette. His next car is to be an 18 h.p. Mercedes Simplex. He was the first Secretary of the Club, afterwards, until the abolition of the office, Hon. Secretary. Mr. Moore has now very considerable interests in the commercial side of automobilism.


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Sources of Information

  1. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  2. 1911 census
  3. 1903/02/26 Automobile Club Journal