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Company formed by Donald Marcus Kelway Marendaz and Charles A. Seelhoff at Stoke, Coventry - the name Marseel was taken from a combination of parts of their surnames. The company made gearboxes for the Emscote car. Emscote didn't take all the gearboxes they made so they used the surplus with Coventry-Simplex engines to make complete cars.

1920 The Marseel motorcycle was produced in 1920. This machine was a small-wheeled scooter without suspension. It had a 232cc two-stroke engine positioned horizontally under the foot platform. The seat, on an open framework, was a bicycle saddle. Few machines were made.

1921 Marseel Engineering Co was wound up. 'Extraordinary Resolutions of the Marseel Engineering Co Limited.' Chairman was D. M. K. Marendaz.[1]

1923 Seelhoff retired from the company and the name was changed to Marseal Motors

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  1. [1] Gazette Issue 32465 published on the 23 September 1921. Page 24 of 52