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Heatly-Gresham Engineering Co

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January 1906.
December 1929.

of Bassingbourn Iron Works, Royston

of Letchworth, and of 110 Cannon Street, London.

1900 Harry Heatly established works at Bassingbourn, where some of the first London motor-cabs were made; Heatly continued to represent Gresham and Craven

1901-06 Built the Rational Cars. Produced a 10 h.p. two-cylinder car. [1]

1903 Began the building of the Rational engine at Bassingbourn in 1.5, 3 and 6 hp sizes [2]

1904 Details of the Rational car. [3][4]

1904/5 Moved to Letchworth and built the first factory at Letchworth, called Gresham Iron Works. Manufactured railway materials, especially the component parts of the continuous automatic vacuum brake, and industrial oil-engines.

An associate of Gresham and Craven of Manchester

1904 July. Details of the Rational car.[5]

1905 May. Details of their motor cabs for the London Motor Cab Co - 12 bhp.[6]

1931 Exhibited their 'National' oil engines, vacuum brake exhausters and flood lighting equipment[7]

1930s Ceased trading

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.
  2. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1996. ISBN 1 873098 37 5
  3. Automotor Journal 1904/12/03
  4. Automotor Journal 1904/12/10
  5. The Autocar 1904/07/23
  6. Automotor Journal 1905/06/03
  7. The Times Mar 10, 1931