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January 1904.
July 1908. Of Long Acre and Northampton.

Arthur Mulliner London Ltd, of Bridge St and Victoria Gardens, Northampton, carriage builder and motor car manufacturer[1]

of 28 Brook St, London and Northampton (1899)

of Long Acre, London, and Northampton (1914)

of Baker St, London and Northampton (1927)

16th century: The Mulliners were "carriers and saddlers"

1760 Business established by Francis Mulliner in Northampton, commissioned to build carriages for the Royal Mail.

1840 The business of Francis Mulliner (1788-1841)

1851 International Exhibition medal

1867 Paris Exhibition medal

1873 International Exhibition and Vienna Exhibition medals

1878 Paris Exhibition medal

1881 Arthur Mulliner lived at 83 Bridge St, Northampton

1887 Adelaide Exhibition medal

1890 Arthur Felton Mulliner, 83 Bridge Street, Northampton[2]

1897 Seems to have established a London sales office under a new company Mulliner (London)

1899 Mr. Mulliner was building bodies, of his own design, for the Daimler Co and a number of other manufacturers.

Newport Pagnell Motor Car Syndicate commissioned Arthur Mulliner Ltd of Northampton to fit their Daimler Benz car with a wagonette to seat ten people.

1899 Mulliner-London Ltd, 28 Brook St, Motor car and carriage makers[3]

1901 Mr A. F. Mulliner represented the company at the Conference of Manufacturers

1906 Mulliner's Carriage Building and Motor Co Ltd, at Bridge Street and Victoria Gardens, Northampton[4]

1907 Moved London sales office to Long Acre

1908 Built a cabriolet-landaulet body for a 40 h.p. Ariel, painted crimson, with black mouldings, picked out with white lines, the upholstery covered with a peculiar roan shade of ribbed cloth.

1910 Built an aeroplane (see picture) under the supervision of Colonel Mulliner and Gordon Stewart[5]

1911 Built another aeroplane, the Kny aeroplane, which had enclosed bodywork with a boat-like shape and a detachable conning tower cover over the pilot and passenger. The stream-lining of the body extended to the tail, the rear being fabric-covered whilst further forward the outer surface was made from sheet aluminium.[6]

1930s Built bodies for the short-lived Autovia

WWII The Henlys Organisation acquired Arthur Mulliner Ltd, coachbuilders, of Northampton. [7]

1940 Arthur Mulliner Ltd was put into voluntary liquidation[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire, 1914
  2. Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire, 1890
  3. Post Office London Directory, 1899
  4. Kelly's Directory of Northamptonshire, 1906
  5. Flight 29 Jan 1910
  6. Flight 1 April 1911
  7. The Times, Jan 10, 1946
  8. Gazette 31 May 1940