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Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co

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September 1905.
1906 .
Plan and Elevation Press. 1906 .

of Luton

By 1905 the company Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co had been formed from Vauxhall Ironworks Co of Vauxhall, London and West Hydraulic Engineering Co of Luton and formerly of Bradford

1905 September. Advert lists them as the Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co with works at Luton, Beds.

1905 Motor Show: exhibited a 18hp 4-cylinder car

1906 Introduced a 12-16hp car

1907 Vauxhall Motors Limited was formed separate from the Vauxhall and West Hydraulic Engineering Co to develop the motor department. The new company has taken over a large part of the 10 acre premises of the old company at Luton. [1]

1910 Supplied compound engine for shallow draft tug built by Forrestt and Co of Wivenhoe[2]

1918 The business was offered for sale as a going concern with iron and brass foundries in Kimpton Road, Luton and a total ground floor area of 38,000 sg. ft. [3]

1927 The West Hydraulic Engineering Co of Luton was acquired by Davey, Paxman and Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Monday, Apr 15, 1907
  2. The Times, Jun 01, 1910
  3. The Times, Saturday, Jan 19, 1918