Seeking vintage info

York Press: . .

I AM trying to find out information on a vintage car built in York around 1908 by Thomas Horsley and sons (gunsmiths) based at the Old Swan Works, Central Garage, 10 Coney Street.

Around this time they patented a disc valve engine. Better known for making high-class shot guns, they also made motor bikes.

So far I have traced the car up to 1980 but the trail goes cold.

I would be very interested to here from anyone with information on the car or the family history.

Jon Horsley, Westcourt, Burbage, Marlborough, Wiltshire.

 

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12:24pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Mulgrave says...

Can't help with the info, but a very interesting piece of city history. Over a century later it would seem there are those who need to lie in a darkened room if a new fangled horseless carriage passes within ten feet of them.
Can't help with the info, but a very interesting piece of city history. Over a century later it would seem there are those who need to lie in a darkened room if a new fangled horseless carriage passes within ten feet of them. Mulgrave

12:51pm Wed 4 Dec 13

Firedrake says...

Did it have a double-barrelled exhaust?
Did it have a double-barrelled exhaust? Firedrake

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