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Ryknield Motor Co

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September 1905. 15 h.p. car built for Mrs Lewis Walker.
March 1911. Omnibus.

of Burton-on-Trent

See also Ryknield Engine Co

1902 October. Building new factory. First vehicle already on the road.[1]

1903 E. E. Baguley formerly of W. G. Bagnall joined them.

1904 March. Details of their petrol cars.[2]

1905 February. Details of the cars and van. 12-hp two-cylinder and 15-hp three-cylinder.[3][4]

1905 The first PSV was announced and 20 were run in Brussels by 1910.

1906 Produced 15 h.p. (three-cylinder) and 20 h.p. (four-cylinder) cars with shaft-drive. Described as British made. [5]

1905 September. Details of the T.T. car.[6]

1906 Agents were the Central Motor Car Co

British operators included Leeds, LGOC, and Tormorden.

1907 The emergency brake designed for use by the conductor was launched.

1911 May. Insolvent. 'In the Matter of the RYKNIELD MOTOR COMPANY Limited. IN pursuance of section 188 of the Companies (Consolidation) Act, 1908, a Meeting of the creditors of the above named Company...'[7]

When they went bankrupt, Barton Transport were offered thirty chassis that Tom Barton bought and resold.


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Sources of Information

  • Ian Allan - British Buses Since 1900 - Aldridge and Morris