The Jowett motor car company
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Founding of the Jowett motor car company
The Jowett brothers, Benjamin and William founded the Jowett Motor Manufacturing Company in 1904.
History of Jowett motor car company
The Jowett Motor Manufacturing Company was based in Back Burlington Street, Bradford. Their first car design was finished in 1906, but didn't go into production until 1910, a result of their workshop being small and mainly occupied with general engineering activities, the making of the first six Scott motor cycles and experiments with different engine configurations. Twelve vehicles from the first design were built, when in 1913, an improved version was launched and a further 36 vehicles sold up to the outbreak of the First World War, the factory then turned to producing munitions.
Jowett Motor Manufacturing Company, moved after the War to Springfield Works, Bradford Road, Idle, outside Bradford, as well as their location they also changed the company name to Jowett Cars Ltd. 1920 saw the new factory making new cars, by 1922 commercial vehicles were also being made based on their car chassis, these become an important source of income for the company. Jowett Cars Ltd. exhibited at the London Motor Show in 1921 which helped them break out of their limited local market. Production continued until 1931, when work was suspended briefly, due to a fire sweeping through their workshop.
Jowett Cars Ltd, went public in 1935, with Benjamin Jewett retiring in 1936, followed by his brother William Jewett, lin 1940.
Once both Jowett brothers had retired the company stopped building cars, but continued building motor-generator sets, aircraft components and some military hardware. Property developer, Charles Core bought the company in 1945, then sold it to bankers, Lizard Brothers in 1947.
After the Second World War, many cars were made such as the Jowett Javelin and the Jowett Jupiter, over the years. The factory was then sold to International Harvester at the end of 1954, they made tractors until the earl 1980's. Jowett changed to manufacturing aircraft parts, for Blackburn & General Aircraft Company, in an old woollen mill at Howden Clough, Birstall, near Batley. Blackburn, in 1953, took over Jowett. Spares for post war cars were made available until 1963, when the remainder of the Jowett company was closed, this was due to the rationalisation of the aircraft industry.
What models and types of cars and automobiles does the Jowett motor car company produce?
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