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Horstman Cars

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1914. Reg No: NL 737. Horstmann car at the Museum of Bath at Work.
1914. Reg No: NL 737. Horstmann car at the Museum of Bath at Work.
1914. Reg No: NL 737. Horstmann car at the Museum of Bath at Work.
1915 Horstmann. Exhibit at Haynes Motor Museum.
November 1919.
November 1922.
October 1923.
October 1923.
March 1924
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
Motor Timer made by Horstmann.

Horstman Cars Ltd of Bath

Note: Name is spelt both as Horstmann and Horstman in their advertising

1904 Sidney Horstmann and his brothers established the Horstmann Gear Co to develop a variable speed gear-box he had invented for cars and motorcycles. This was not a success but the company became well-known for its clockwork mechanisms and timers, and he went on to make cars in Bath producing about 1500 Horstman Cars between 1913 and 1929. Around ten of the cars still exist.

1913 Sidney Horstmann (born 1881) launched his first car at the 1913 London Motor Show.

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

Produced about 1500 Horstmann cars between 1913 and 1929. Around ten of the cars still exist.

1919 As Managing director of Horstmann Cars Ltd, Sidney Adolfe Horstmann was awarded the OBE [1].

1929 End of car production. Between 1914-29 around 1,500 cars produced

1930 Company dissolved[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 10, 1919
  2. London Gazette, 15 August 1930