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Hunter and Co

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of East Down Works, Lewisham

1896 Offered the service of charging storage batteries for autocars.

1897 March. W. Hunter withdrew from the partnership with J.B. Hunter and S.H. Hunter, engineers and millwrights, under the style of Hunter and English, and from the iron and brass founders, East London Foundry, Bromley, East London, under the style of Hunter and Co[1]

1897 July. Letter concerning a new engine for automobiles that they have tested and are about to produce.[2]

1898 June. Hunter motor fitted in a balloon ascent from Alexandra Palace on Whit Monday by M. Gaudron.[3]

By 1900 was an "automotor vehicle" manufacturer.

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