Herbert Austin 1906

Herbert Austin 1906. He is about to test drive his first Austin-badged car following his departure from Wolseley Motors in 1905 to set up his own factory near Birmingham. His young son Vernon is standing in the doorway watching. The full list of people present are left to right - Jack Barnett (Wolverhampton dealer) - Vernon Austin - Archibald Millership - A Coppersmith - Alfred Hancock - unidentified - unidentified (possibly head of assembly) - Herbert Austin - Alf Depper - Works Manager (in top hat) - unidentified - Mr Rosevere (Works Engineer) - A V Davidge.

Please note: This photo is printed from the original archive image and therefore may
contain the occasional imperfection and blemish.

Herbert Austin 1906

BMIHT Reference Number: 00-AustinTestingFirstCarFactory-1906

Code: A154853

(c) British Motor Industry Heritage Trust

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