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Parsons Motor Co

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Parsons Oil Engine Co of Town Quay Works, Southampton, makers of marine and automotive engines.

1904 Company founded by Harry Parsons to develop the paraffin engine (an oil engine with electric ignition) for marine and stationary purposes.

1904 Public company: Parsons Motor Co

1908 Company made private.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of Marine Motors see the 1917 Red Book

1920 April. Issued catalogue on their marine installations including auxiliary yachts, commercial craft, motor cruisers, Government craft and motor launches [1]

1922 See Parsons Motor Co: 1922 Parsons Engines Catalogue

The name of the company was "successively changed" to Parsons Engineering Co, which went public again in 1946[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 30th April 1920 p438
  2. The Times, Aug 19, 1946