SIMMS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.

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SIMMS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.

Postby kiwi » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:23 am

This was quite a large company with premises all over London. The cars where probably assembled in Kilburn with the Bermondsey factory providing a number of the parts. 1904 SIMMS, Frederick R., 55, Southwark Street, London, S.E. As head of the firm of consulting engineers (Messrs. Simms and Co.) introduced into this country the Daimler motor in 1890.
In 1902 Simms was interested in the military application of the motor vehicle, mounting a Maxim machine gun and an armoured shield on a De Dion quadricycle as the Simms Motor Scout and designing a heavier Motor War Car.
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1902.
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1903

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1901
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SOUTHWARK PARK ROAD

kiwi
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Re: SIMMS MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.

Postby kiwi » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:32 am

Simms’s Motor Scout, June 1899. In 1898, British inventor Frederick Richard Simms designed and built the Simms Motor Scout, a vehicle powered by one and a half horse power Simms petrol engine and was armed with a standard mark IV Maxim machine gun. It was the first ever armed petrol powered vehicle. carried enough fuel for 120 miles.
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Simms’s Motor Scout, June 1899
SIMMS, STILL RUNNING c2017.jpg
c2017 and still going strong. >>>>>>>


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