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Salmon Motor Co

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December 1912
November 1913.
April 1914.

of 40 Lichfield Street, Burton-on-Trent

Early British make of automobiles. Manufactured the ACE car

Formed by Percy Salmon

1912 May. Company formed. 'Salmon Motor Co.— This company has been registered with capital of £5,000 in shares to carry the business of manufacturers of motor-cars, motor-cycles, omnibuses, char-u--bancs, vans, cabs, aeroplanes, motor boats, etc., and adopt agreement with P. Salmon and F. H. Wheeler. The subscribers are.- P. Salmon and F. H. Wheeler, 40, Lichfield Street, Burton-on-Trent. Private company.'[1]

1912 Advert. 'All-British "Salmon"' Apply to Blenheim Motor Works[2]

1912-16 The 'ACE' car had a 748cc, 8 hp, four-cylinder water-cooled monobloc engine with Sthenos carburetter. It had a 2 speed gearbox and chain-drive built by the same manufacturer as the Salmon and Baguley Cars, and sold for £100 to £125. Data: 56 x 76mm bore and stroke, kerb weight 380kg, wheelbase 2135mm, track 1143mm, length 3200mm, and width 1270mm. Suspension was by ½-elliptic springs front and rear. Tyre size 700 x 65.[3]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book - both Salmon and ACE cars.

1914 Winding up resolution.[4]

1915 December. Company closed. 'THE SALMON MOTOR CO. LTD. FIRST AND FINAL DIVIDEND OF 2/9 1/2d. IN THE £. Mr. J. Sedgwick, the liquidator of the Salmon Motor Company, Limited, in voluntary liquidation, has completed the realisation the estate and has declared a first and final dividend of 2s 6.5d in the pound. The liquidator’s statement of receipts and payments from December of last year this month shows receipts during trading were £86 0s 5d.; book debts realisation, £103 9s 3d.; proceeds of sale of business £475; proceeds of sale of chassis and two Salmon cars, £207 10s. (less amount paid to release lien on chassis, £33 15s.), £173 15s.; amount received from purchaser of business to discharge proportion rent and rates, £18: amount received settlement of calls arrears. £l5; and bank interest, £1 10s. 6d., total, £872 15s. 2d. On the other side the principal figures are; Payments during trading, £102 10s. 1d.; rent, £60; preferential claims, £28 18s. 2d.; purchase of motor bodies and accessories, £54 13s. 6d.; legal charges. £44 18s. 4d; commission on sale of business, £23 15s.; liquidator’s remuneration, £86 14s. 4d.; dividend to creditors at 2s. 6.5d. in the £ on claims amounting to £3,346 0s. 5d., £425 4s. 5d.'[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Herald - Friday 24 May 1912
  2. The Motor 1912/04/09
  3. Wikipedia
  4. The London Gazette Publication date:22 December 1914 Issue:29015 Page:10965
  5. Burton Daily Mail - Saturday 18 December 1915