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1900. The "Rochet Dogcart".
1900. The "Rochet Tricycle".
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1906. Light car.
1906. Chassis.
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of 1 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London.

1896 Friswells was established in London by Charles Friswell with capital of £40,000; specialized in the Peugeot car.

1900 Exhibited at the 1900 Stanley Show.

c.1900 Friswell also set up Friswell's Automobile Palace Ltd in Holborn, a five-storey building, could accommodate hundreds of vehicles in garage and showroom space, with repair and paint shops, accessory sales and auction facilities, and other provisions for the convenience of the clientele.

The Albany Street premises were christened Friswell's Great Motor Repository (see adverts).

Friswell Ltd was also operated from Albany Street

1906 The company Friswell (1906) Ltd was registered on 10 July, to take over the business of motor, cycle, boat and vehicle builders of Friswell Limited. [1]

1906 Produced a light car built in France with a De Dion-Bouton single-cylinder engine of 6.5 h.p. [2]

1912 Friswell (1906) Ltd was voluntarily wound up[3]

1915 Friswells Ltd, went into voluntary liquidation in November 1915.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Automobile Vol. III. Edited by Paul N. Hasluck and published by Cassell in 1906.
  3. London Gazette 16 August 1912
  4. The London Gazette 16 November 1915