The Kane-Pennington motor (engine) was developed for use on motor bicycles and subsequently applied in the Racine motor car. It was based on the patent of Thomas Kane with some modifications, which patent had been acquired from Edward Joel Pennington
The Kane-Pennington motor was the name given to vehicles using the engine, one of which took place in the Paris-Bordeaux race of 1895.
Represented by T. Coulthard and Co of Preston (see advert)
1896 Great Horseless Carriage Co formed by Harry Lawson with the objective of gathering under one management all the patent rights held by the British Motor Syndicate other than those related to cycles; these included Daimler, De Dion, Bollee, Kane-Pennington, Garrard and Blumfield and Serpollet systems.
After this time the English cars were presented as Penningtons
Sources of Information
- The Engineer 1896/01/31
- Autocar 1896/01/04
- Vital to the Life of the Nation. Published 1946.
- The Pall Mall Gazette 19 May 1896