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C. T. Crowdens Motor Works

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of Leamington

By 1899 Charles Thomas Crowden was in business as an engineer in Chapel Street, Leamington

1900 Description of their works.[1]

1904 The entire Leamington business and stock offered for sale including '...At the motor works, Chapel street, Leamington, Frederic W. Goodeve is instructed to sell by auction, without reserve, the entire costly motor and engineering plant, including costly 24-H.P. motor chemical fire engine, also a parcel delivery motor van, two motor chars-a-banc, two motor wagonettes; also the office furniture, Smith Premier typewriter, &. Also, at the same time and place, the leasehold property, occupying an important corner position in Chapel Street, Leamington, held on lease, having about 12 years unexpired...'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Autocar 1900/01/20
  2. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 26 August 1904