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Gwynnes Engineering Co

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1920. 'The Albert'.
November 1922.
1922. Front View of Gwynne Chassis.
1922. Rear view of Gwynne Chassis.
1922. Plan View of 8 H.P. Gwynne Chassis.
June 1923.
June 1923. 11.9 hp Albert.
October 1923.
October 1923.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
March 1924
October 1929.

Gwynnes Engineering Company of Hammersmith Iron Works, Church Wharf, Chiswick, and Albert Works, Vauxhall, manufacturers of the Invincible centrifugal pump and the Albert motor car.

1920 Public company formed to acquire the business and assets of Gwynnes of Hammersmith and Chiswick, and Adam, Grimaldi and Co of Albert Works; prospectus issued[1]. Neville G. Gwynne was managing director.

1920 November. Gwynnes exhibited the Albert, a four-cylinder car with four speed gearbox, at the Motor Car Show at Olympia and the White City[2]

1921 The Albert was popular at the Scottish motor show, indicated by the number in attendance, similar to the number of Morris Oxfords and Cowleys [3].

1923 Produced the Albert and Gwynne light cars. Concessionaires included the Service Motor Co and the Service Co.

1923 January: Receiver and administrator appointed[4].

The car factory was sold by the receiver; the Hammersmith iron works, which made pumps, continued in operation.

1927 A "working arrangement" was made with William Foster and Co of Lincoln and a new company Gwynnes Pumps formed to acquire the business and assets of Gwynnes Engineering Co [5] which was in liquidation. The manufacturing work would eventually be transferred to Lincoln [6].

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 26 March 1920
  2. The Engineer 1920/11/19 p498
  3. The Times, 31 January 1921
  4. The Times, 17 January 1927
  5. The Times, 10 February 1927
  6. The Times, 12 February 1927