Wolseley motor car, 1902.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Wolseley motor car, 1902.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Named after Frederick Wolseley (1837-1899), the Wolseley Tool & Motor Car Company was formed in 1901. Designed by Herbert Austin (1866-1941), who then worked for Wolseley, this car was made in the company's Birmingham factory and has a Tonneau-type body and a 7 1/2 hp engine, giving it a top speed of around 30 mph. It is a typical medium sized motor car of the period. This particular model was the first car the Science Museum in London entered in the London to Brighton car run, in 1954.
 

Image Ref.

10221334
 

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