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Edward Atkinson (1880-1932)

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Edward Atkinson (1880-1932) and his brother Henry Birch Atkinson (1882–1921) with assistance from their brother-in-law George Hunt set up in business in Frenchwood, Preston to repair "pullcars" and private motor vehicles that were appearing in increasing numbers on the road.

Edward Atkinson became an expert in the repair and servicing of steam vehicles and was an agent for Alley and MacLellan the forerunner of Sentinel.

By 1912, the organisation had moved to premises in Kendal Street and the number of employees had grown to twenty. In the same year a second, smaller repair centre was opened in Freemason’s Row, Liverpool, to cater for the enormous volume of steam traffic using the docks.

Formed Atkinson and Co .

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