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The Albion Motor Company was founded - On this day in history

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The Albion Motor Company was founded, initially with seven employees, at Finnieston Street in Glasgow, on 30 December 1899. The firm was started by Thomas Blackwood Murray and Norman Osbourne Fulton and initially produced both cars and commercial vehicles, switching to the production of military vehicles during World War One.

The firm was originally named the Albion Motor Car Company and re-named Albion Motors in 1930. In 1951, the firm amalgamated with Leyland Motors. The firm's first car, built in 1900, was a cart powered by an eight horse-power engine, with solid tyres. By 1915, the company had five different models in production:

  • Albion 8
  • Albion 12
  • Albion 16
  • Albion 24/30
  • Albion 15

The company switched mainly commercial vehicles production in the years before World War I, producing trucks and buses, including bus models Valiant, Victor and Viking.

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