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Ernest Rowbottom

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March 1872. Charles Ernest Rowbottom born in London.

October 1905 Ernest Rowbottom becomes a director of the Motor Car Emporium.[1]

January 1907 Rowbottom, the general manager of the London Electrobus Company, becomes a director of the Electric Van Wagon and Omnibus Company.[2]

24 October 1907 Rowbottom becomes a director of Improved Electric Traction.[3]

21 April 1908 Rowbottom resigns as director of London Electrobus Company (date of appointment unknown).[4]

Rowbottom severs connection with Edward Lehwess and turns his attention to importing electric vehicles from America.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Motor Car Emporium, BT 31/15868/54970, The National Archives
  2. Mick Hamer, A Most Deliberate Swindle, RedDoor, 2017, p. 80
  3. Improved Electric Traction, BT 31/11428/87822, The National Archives
  4. London Electrobus Company, BT 31/17731/88381
  5. Commercial Motor, 27 August 1908, p. 590
  • A Most Deliberate Swindle by Mick Hamer. 2017. ISBN: 978-1910453-42-1