C S Rolls with friends in a Rolls-Royce car outside the Royal Hotel, 1904.

C S Rolls with friends in a Rolls-Royce car outside the Royal Hotel, 1904.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

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Photograph taken from an album of images collected by English motorist, motor car manufacturer and aviator, Charles Stewart Rolls (1877-1910). Rolls founded Rolls-Royce Ltd with Sir Frederick Henry Royce (1863-1933) in 1906, creating one of the world's most famous motoring companies. Prior to forming the company, Rolls had a succesful busines asembling and selling imported French cars from showrooms in London. From December 1904 Rolls' showrooms sold cars made by Royce Ltd bearing the Rolls-Royce name.

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