Sunday 16 October 2011
Armstrong Whitworth Tourer, 1906
This is the Armstrong Whitworth Tourer now present in the Beamish Town Motor Showroom, as featured in my previous post. The car, built by the Newcastle-upon-Tyne based engineering company (the same Armstrong Whitworth who made trains, planes, ships and armaments), was made for the Emperor of Japan as part of a trade deal, however never got closer to Japan than Southampton docks when the deal fell through. It instead was sold to an owner and worked in the Edinburgh area. At some point in it's life, it ended up in Essex, where it was photographed here by Robert Hallman, and seems to have then been sold or donated to Beamish where it takes pride of place in the recreated Edwardian Motor Garage.
All photographs copyright Robert Hallman, and the originals, with additional others, can be seen here http://www.rochforddistricthistory.org.uk/page_id__126_path__0p67p.aspx
Posted by Richard Hannay at 18:31