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Rippon Brothers

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October 1936. A Rippon body on a Rolls-Royce chassis.
October 1949. Rippon Bentley.

Coachbuilders, of Huddersfield.

c1870 Company founded by William Rippon and Charles Marsom

1878 Marsom left the company

1882 William Rippon retired from the business and his sons William Edward Rippon and Joseph Rippon continued the business

1892 George Rippon joined the business

1897 Established a branch in Bradford

1903 Established a branch in Leeds

c1904 Commenced building car bodies

1908 Made a special Pullman type of body for a 50 h.p Ariel exhibited at the Motor Show[1].

1911 Moved the business to Viaduct Street

c1912 Reginald Rippon joined the business

c1919 Alex Rippon joined the business

1920s Started building body work for Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Phantom I, Phanton II and 20 hp models

1922 Reginald made a partner on the business

1925 Private company.

1930s Joe Butterworth became coachwork designer

1952 Ceased body building work

1954 Opened a branch in Sheffield

1961 Motor engineers, motor dealers and garage proprietors, and agents for Rolls Royce, Bentley, Daimler and Singer cars.

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Sources of Information

  • The Automobile - August 2012