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Humphris Gear and Engineering Co

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of Eastleigh, Hants

1908 Humphris Gear 'Instead of the usual toothed wheels, there is a large, circular plate in which circular slots are cut in which run the transmitting gear. According to whether the gears are running in the train of holes near the centre or near the outer circumference of this plate, so accordingly the speed becomes slow or fast. It is claimed for the Humphris gear that there is less slip, greater strength, and less wear in this form of transmission than in any other.'[1]

1908-09 Made a few experimental cars and may have sold one

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Sources of Information

  1. Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) - Wednesday 18 November 1908