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Maudslay Motor Co

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September 1902.
November 1902.
January 1903.
January 1903.
January 1903.
February 1903.
February 1903. 20 h.p. Wagonette.
January 1904.
1904. Standard gauge petrol locomotive.
February 1905. 30 h.p. Car chassis.
February 1905. 20 b.h.p. Victoria phaeton.
February 1905. 200 b.h.p. engine for American railroad.
1906 Q4.
1906. 30 h.p. Brougham Phaeton.
1906. Engine.
1906. Convertible Omnibus.
April 1907. Advert for Omnibus.
September 1908.
November 1909.
January 1920.
January 1920. 4 ton model.
September 1925. Safety Coaches.
March 1932.
March 1949.
September 1954.

Maudslay Motor Co of Parkside, Coventry was a manufacturer of Lorries and Trucks from 1903 to 1954.

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1903 The Maudslay Motor Company was formed by Cyril C. Maudslay. Alexander Craig and John Reid joined him.

See Maudslay Marine Motors which was presumably connected with this company.

1905 April. Details of the commercial vehicles including a 14-hp single-deck omnibus and 15 cwt covered van.[1]

1907 Became a public company. The company, Maudslay Motor Co (1907) was registered on 7 March, to take over the business of a company of almost similar title. [2]

1907 Maudslay Motor Company (1907) Ltd formed to acquire the business of Maudslay Motor Co incorporated in 1903. First directors: Sir Charles S. Forbes, Bart., Alexander Craig, Francis Edward Foster, Cyril C. Maudslay, Samuel Sanders and J. W. C. Seymour. [3]

1911 April. Details of a large marine engine set of two 60-hp engines for a whaling boat.[4]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Petrol Motor Commercial Vehicles see the 1917 Red Book.

1914 Car and motor manufacturers. Specialities: pleasure cars, motor lorries and marine motors. Employees 300 to 350. [5]

WW1 Built parts for aero engines.

1920 October. Exhibited at the Commercial Motor Exhibition at Olympia with two motor lorries (one at 6 tons and the other was side-tipping) and a 40 hp charabanc. [6]

1921 At Motor Show they had 3/4-ton, 4/5-ton, 5/6-ton and 6/7 ton vehicles with 50hp engines.

1923 Introduced a 7-ton forward-control model

1925 Introduced an 8-ton truck

1929 Launched the L10 10-ton forward-control six-wheeler

1935 Financial difficulties and rescued by Oliver Douglas Smith

1946 Moved production to Great Alne

1947 Range consisted of Mogul 6-ton, Militant 7cu yd tipper, Mustang 10-ton, Maharajah 13-ton rigid six-wheeler, Maharanee 13-ton tractor unit and the Meritor / Mikado 15-to rigid eight-wheeler.

1948 AEC, shortly to become Associated Commercial Vehicles (ACV), bought the Maudslay Motor Co.

1961 Subsidiary of ACV. Employs 1,000 persons. [7] Manufacturer of commercial vehicles. [8]

1972 Rockwell Standard purchased Maudslay Motor Co of Alcester from Leyland [9].

1986 Rockwell retained the Axle bay of John Thompson Motor Pressings when it sold the main Motor Pressing business; the Axle bay works was run from Maudslay Motor Co at Alcester and eventually closed on 22nd May 1987.

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Sources of Information

  • British Lorries 1900-1992 by S. W. Stevens-Stratten. Pub. Ian Allen Publishing
  • A Short History of Naval and Marine Engineering by E. C. Smith. Published 1937
  • Buses and Trolleybuses before 1919 by David Kaye. Published 1972
  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris