Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

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Mann, Egerton and Co

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1912.
1914.
1916.
1917.
January 1919.
Nov 1919.
January 1920.
January 1920.
Dec 1921.
1925.
1925.
October 1931. Mann, Egerton and Co body on a Daimler 20-25 hp chassis.
October 1936.
March 1939.
March 1945.
October 1949.
October 1961.
1962.
March 1972. Distributor for Rolls-Royce.
October 1989.

of Norwich was a British car dealer and car coachbuilder.

of 177 Cleveland St., London, W.1.

1898 Company founded.

1905 Public company. The company was founded by Gerald Mann, an electrical engineer, and Hubert Egerton in 1905, although the two had been working in partnership since before 1900. Besides car dealing the company continued electrical installation work.

1908 Company made private.

In 1909 the company supplied its first custom built car body for a Rolls-Royce.

1914 Listed as motor car and electrical engineers.[1]

1915 The company was requested to build aeroplanes for the war effort. Some were built under licence, including 22 Short Admiralty Type 184s and 20 Short Bombers; later the company produced its own Type B, a further development of the Short Type 184. It also built for Airco.

1919 Reconverted to public company.

WWII. In the Second World War, they built vehicle bodies for the Government especially the Austin K2 ambulance.

1961 Motor engineers, and car, commercial vehicle and tractor distributors; contracting (domestic and industrial), refrigeration and marine electrical engineers; general engineers; precision sheet metal work, electro plating; manufacturers of garage equipment, commercial vehicle bodywork, insulated and refrigerated containers, school and office equipment. Also precision engineers to electronic industry. 2,200 employees. [2]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Garage equipment. [3]

1963 Mann Egerton (Electrical) Ltd was incorporated

1964 Westinghouse Brake Co acquired the engineering division of Mann, Egerton and Co which was mainly engaged in making ME garage equipment products. Production would continue at Mann Egerton’s Norwich factory until the end September.[4]

1973 Mann Egerton was acquired by Inchcape plc, though its woodworking business continued until bought out by the management in 1986 and continues as a brand of car dealers across East Anglia.

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Sources of Information

  • Wikipedia
  • Aeroplanes of the Royal Flying Corps (Military Wing) by J. M. Bruce. Published 1982 ISBN 0-370-30084-x