1899 - 1902
John Tavendale was a millwright and bicycle maker who built a small number of cars. He called his first the Mearns Motor; it used engine castings made in Coventry by the Endurance Motor Co. and had a high dog-cart body. Later he made about six smaller cars powered by 6hp single-cylinder Accles & Turrell engines.
Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile