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Hewetsons

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Originally a furniture company, Hewetsons Ltd became agents for Benz cars.

of 6, 7 and 8 Dean Street, Soho, London W.

1898 October 31st. Company registered as Hewetson's Ltd with 25,000 pound capital and to enter in to an agreement with Henry Hewetson and Walter Arnold.[1]

1899 January. Partnership dissolved and business continued as Hewetsons. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Henry Hewetson and Walter Arnold, carrying on business for the supply of Motor Cars and all accessories thereto at 59, Mark-lane, London, E.G., under the style or firm of Hewetsons Motor Car Company, has been dissolved by mutual consent as from the 30th day of September, 1898. All debts due to the said late firm will be received by Hewetsons Limited, of 77, Oxford street, London, W., who will continue the said business under the style of Hewetsons Limited, ...'[2]

1902 January. Announce they are marketing a motorcycle.[3]

1905 September. The company ceased trading.

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Sources of Information

The Dawn of Motoring by Erik Johnson and published by Mercedes-Benz UK in 1986