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1909 - 1916

The Pearson-Cox was the last new make of steam car to appear in Britain, where nearly all steamers were imported.  Percy Cox and Henry Pearson opened a garage in 1908, and the following year they announced their car.  It had a 3-cylinder compound engine, semi-flash boiler and shaft drive.  The bonnet contained the boiler, and a 2-seater body, it looked like a petrol car.  The first model was 12hp, but later both 8 and 15hp models were advertised, the larger car with a 5-seater body.  In 1910 with a capital of £2500 they formed a private company and even appointed a North of England distributor at Gateshead, but production was only on a made to order basis, and probably no more than 20 cars were made.

In 1913 they built a petrol-engined cyclecar powered by an 8hp JAP engine, and with belt drive to a gearbox over the rear axle and from 1914 to 1917 they offered a steam-driven motorcycle.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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