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Enfield Autocar Co

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February 1905. 10 h.p.
1906 Q4. 25 h.p.
1906 Q4. 25 h.p.
December 1906. 15 h.p.
December 1906. 15 h.p.
December 1906. 15 and 25 h.p. models.
August 1907. 15 h.p. Touring car.
November 1907. 15 h.p.
July 1908.
November 1909.
November 1909.
July 1910.
1914 Autolette.

of Hunt End, Redditch (1906)

of Sparkbrook, Birmingham (1908)

1906 The company, Enfield Autocar Co, was registered on 1 March, to take over that portion of the Enfield Cycle Co, relating to the manufacture of motor cars. [1]

1906 March. Share prospectus. 160,000 shares of £1 each. Directors are -[2]

  • Albert Eadie, Roxbury House, Redditch, Chairman. Managing Director of the Eadie Manufacturing Company, Limited, and Director of the Enfield Cycle Company, Limited.
  • Lord Ernest Seymour. The Firs, Kenilworth; Chairman Directors of the Enfield Cycle Company, Limited, and Director the Metropolitan Bank (of England and Wales), Limited.
  • George H. Cartland, Hazelwell Hall. Kings Heath. Barrister-at-Law, Director of the Enfield Cycle Company, Limited, Chairman Directors of the Eadie Manufacturing Company, Limited.
  • Thomas Evans, Harrington House, Redditch; Chairman of Directors Ecco Works, Limited, Director of the Enfield Cycle Company, Limited.
  • Robert W. Smith, M.I.M.E., Stoneleigh, Redditch; Works Director of the Radio Manufacturing Company, Limited, and the Enfield Cycle Company, Limited, and Director of Works, Limited.
  • E. H. Lancaster, Harrow-on-the-Hill; late Consulting Engineer to the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland.

1906 March. Details of the 30-hp car.[3]

1906 November. See Enfield Autocar Co: 1906 Dinner

1907 Alldays and Onions acquired the car making part of Enfield, namely Enfield Autocar Co. Initially the two car making activities were kept separate.

1908-11 Annual reports, in Coventry Archives[4]

1911 October. Details of five models: 10hp (2); 12hp (4); 14-16hp; 16-20hp, and the 20hp.[5]

1912 Alldays and Onions acquired the Enfield Autocar Co including manufacturing rights and trade mark; the company had also established its own works for car manufacture; manufacture of the two types of car would be kept separate; motorcycles were also built[6].

1913 November. Details of the 8hp, 14.3hp, 18.4hp, and the 24.9hp cars. Also new 9hp four-cylinder car.[7]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Cars see the 1917 Red Book

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book

1913 April. Advert in Autocar for the Enfield Autocar Co of Birmingham and showing Model 255 of 24.9 hp and mentions the Autolette. [8]

In 1914 a 35hp Enfield with a 26-seat bus body was put into service by Mid Cheshire Motor Bus Co. This bus ran for 10 years.

Enfield built commercial vehicles up until 1915.

The two car production activities were merged as Enfield-Allday which continued to produce cars until 1925


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 07 March 1906
  3. The Autocar 1906/03/10
  4. National Archives
  5. The Autocar 1911/11/04
  6. The Times, 2 October 1912
  7. The Autocar 1913/11/01
  8. The Autocar of 5th April 1913 pvii
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris