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of 35 King Street West, Manchester

of Valetta Road, Acton (1947)

Carriage builders and motor dealers, later makers of suspension components, clutches, etc


1899 Bennett and Carlisle was established

1900 Incorporated as a limited company

1905 Re-registered on amalgamation with Bennett and Carlise as Newton, Bennett and Carlisle; the new company was represented by Robert Newton and Alfred Ernest Bennett[1]

Later renamed Newton and Bennett

Cars made in Italy by S. C. A. T.

1912 November. Details of the 11.9hp N. B. car.[2]

1913 October. Details of the 12hp N. B. car.[3]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of N. B. (Italian make), Nazzarro (Italian make), Newton (Italian make) and S. C. A. T. (Italian) see the 1917 Red Book

1914 Motor car and motor carriage builders and factors. [4]

1914 Directors: John Newton, James Arthur Bennett, Robert Owen Harper.

1914 November. The 12hp Newton car designed by Robert Owen Harper and previously known as the Newton-Bennett would be produced in works acquired by Mr. John Newton (managing director of Newton and Bennett,Ltd., Manchester and London) where additional plant had been installed; details of the car were described in the article [5]

1926 Manufactured the original telescopic shock absorber (The Newton Shock Absorber) designed by Noel Banner Newton. Many fighting vehicles were equipped with this type of suspension control; two other factories manufactured the apparatus.

By 1953 Newton and Bennett were described as Hydraulic Manufacturers for the Commercial and Motor Trade of Valetta Road, Acton, London, W.3.

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