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Maker of cars and motorcycles
1875 Company founded with William Hillman as an original founder
1908 Started the production of motorcycles
1913-1923 The company was managed by G. W. A. Brown
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of cars see the 1917 Red Book under Premier.
1917 Launched the 8 hp Super Runabout two seat, three wheeled cyclecar with 1,056 cc, water cooled, V twin engine, shaft drive to a rear mounted gearbox and chain drive to the rear wheels with help from Georges Funck
The three wheeler was replaced by a four wheeled version using the same engine but now having the gearbox combined with the rear axle eliminating the chain drive.
1919-23 Produced 500 three-wheel and 1,200 four-wheel Runabouts
In 1923 the badge appeared on a basic version of the Singer Ten.
From 1924 the name was no longer used on cars from 1924 but bicycle making continued for a few more years.
About 500 three-wheel and 1,200 four-wheeled cars were made.