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of Great Peter Street, Westminster
1899 Percy Pilcher was killed in one of the firm's experimental gliders.
In new premises in Westminster Wilson created the Wilson-Pilcher motor car embodying epicyclic gears and some remarkable new features which in later years came to be regarded as the hallmark of good design in motor cars of quality.
The company was continued by W G Wilson until in 1904 it was bought by Armstrong Whitworth
1904 July. Details of the change-speed gear.
1904-6 Cars were made by Armstrong Whitworth
1906. Produced 12-16 h.p. four-cylinder and 18-24 h.p. six-cylinder shaft-drive cars with horizontal engines.