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Cornelius Crastin

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1896. The Crastin Steam Tractor.
1896. The Crastin Motor Cycle.
1896. The Crastin Motor Cycle.

Cornelius Crastin (1852-1930)

of Tollington Road, Holloway, London

1852 Born in Islington the son of Cornelius Crastin and his wife Emma Brown

1876 Made a small steam tractor.[1]

1896 See Crastin Motor Quadricycle

1896 Patent. 1,204. "Improvements in oil or gas engines, and in mechanism for driving and controlling road carriages or autocars."[2]

1900 Air-cooled gas engine exhibited [3]

1901 Living at 16 Tollington Road, Islington: Cornelius Crastin (age 48 born Islington), Engineer, Automobile. With his wife Isabella Crastin (age 49 born Hoxton, London).[4]

1911 Living at 16 Tollington Road, Holloway: Cornelius Crastin (age 58 born London), Engine Tester at Motor Cab Co. With his wife Isabella Crastin (age 59 born Hoxton. Married 28 years and no children.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1896/08/29
  2. The Autocar 1896/02/08
  3. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  4. 1901 Census
  5. 1911 Census