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March, Newark and Co

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May 1925.

1896 Dissolution of the Partnership between Howard Ashley March, Herbert Hardwick Newark and William Harry Glassey in the business of Manufacturers Agents and Merchants at 55 Charlotte-street in the city of Birmingham under the firm of March Newark and Company. Debts received and paid by Howard Ashley March and William Harry Glassey who continued to trade in co-partnership and carry on the said business[1]

By 1924 March, Newark and Co owned Quadrant Motor Co; the company was producing two models of motorcycles – a 490cc and a 624cc – both side valve singles, the 624cc model having been reduced from a previous 645cc engine.

1926 The sports model was redesigned and given twin exhaust ports. All Quadrant models now had a three-speed Burman gearbox.

1927 This was the final year of production for the firm that once advertised itself as the maker of 'Britain's Oldest Motor Cycle'. These machines had an enviable reputation as robust touring motorcycles, but manufacture ceased, even though the company had tried to modernize its line-up.

1928 The company closed.

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Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette 24 December 1897