The Daimler Motor Syndicate was formed in 1893 to consolidate Frederick Simm's businesses (including boats) that used the Gottleib Daimler engine licence. George Lanchester produced a 'British' automobile in 1895, but in truth it used imported components. Herbert Austin built a 4-wheel automobile in 1901 for the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company, itself owned by Vickers. Humber and Rover started out making bicycles and in the early 1900s turned to Automobiles. In 1910 14,000 automobiles were manufactured in the UK by about 100 different companies.
Veteran Daimler Cars
Alldays and Onions 10-12hp 1909
Alldays and Onions 1909. Onions was founded in 1650 and Alldays in 1703, both as engineering companies; they merged in 1889. The first Alldays and Onions car was a quadricycle powered by a 4hp De Dion engine. In 1905 Alldays and Onions introduced their 10/12hp with twin cylinder 1,611cc engine, and this sold until 1913. It was supplemented by a 4-cylinder 3.402cc 16hp in 1906 and a six cylinder 4,891cc 30/35hp from 1911
Belsize 14-16 1909 Tourer front
Belsize 14/16 1909 Tourer. 'Belsize' was a brand launched by Marshall & Company of Clayton Lane, Manchester who produced its first car in 1897 based on a Benz. The 14/16hp was produced from 1909 to 1913 with a 2,453cc 4-cylinder engine.
Briton 1911 10hp
Briton 1911 10hp, powered by 4-cylinder engine
Humber 16-20 1906 Beeston
Humber 16/20 1906 Beeston. Powered by a 4-cylinder 3,544cc engine. Humbers were made both at Beeston (near Nottingham) and at Wolverhampton until 1908.
Iris 15hp 1912
Iris 15hp 1912, fitted with 2,292cc 4-cylinder engine and built in Brixton, London
Jackson 1905 9hp Dogcart
Jackson 1905 9hp Dogcart. R. Reynold Jackson and Co sold cars under the 'Jackson' name from Notting Hill Gate after 1903, RR Jackson had previously been involved with the Yorkshire Motorcar Manufacturing Co Limited from Bradford which sold cars as 'Mytholm'. The 9hp Dogcart was powered by a 1,039cc single cylinder De Dion Bouton engine.
Napier 15hp 1911 front
Napier 15hp 1911, powered by 2,700cc inline 4-cylinder engine
Napier 15hp 1911 rear
Napier 15hp 1911 with Doctors Coupe coachwork
Singer Ten 1914
Singer Ten 1914, powered by a 1,096cc 4-cylinder sidevalve engine. This was uprated to 1,308cc for the 10/26 model in 1925
Swift 7hp 1904 4-seat Tourer
Swift 7hp 1904 4-seat Tourer, with single cylinder 7hp engine.
Vauxhall A12 1914
Vauxhall A12 1914. Laurence Pomeroy designed the A12 as his first production vehicle and it was powered by a monobloc 3,053cc sidevalve engine. Productiuon commenced in 1908 as the A09, A11, A12 and finally the 16/20. One Vauxhall A-type achieved more than100mph at Brooklands in 1910 and was the first car in the world to achieve this.