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London Motor Van and Wagon Co

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1897 Public offering of shares. Company to hire motor vans to companies. Attracted criticism as another of Harry Lawson's companies, not least as it would be taking money for options on motors from Daimler and vehicle bodies from E. H. Bayley and Co which were otherwise available directly from the makers [1]. H. R. Paterson of Carter, Paterson and Co and W. R. Sutton of Sutton and Co were among the five directors. [2]

1897 February. Full prospectus.[3]

1897 Ordered one hundred chassis from Daimler

1897 September. Report on their 4 hp light van [4]

1897 November. Letter to shareholders form William M. Hodges, secretary.[5]

1900 Company re-organised.[6]

1900 Vehicles in the One Thousand Mile Trial: List of Entries.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Pall Mall Gazette 18 February 1897
  2. The Times, Wednesday, Feb 17, 1897
  3. The Autocar 1897/02/20
  4. The Autocar 1897/09/04
  5. The Autocar 1897/11/20
  6. The Autocar 1900/02/17