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George Singer started Singer & Co, a British company that produced motor vehicles, in 1874 in Coventry, England. Singer & Co began as a bicycle manufacturer. Bicycle production at Singer & Co. continued. From 1901, autos and commercial vehicles were produced by George Singer's Singer Motor Co.


The first automaker to produce a little economic automobile that was a copy of a large car was Singer Motor Co., demonstrating that a compact car might be useful. It was significantly more robustly constructed than other cyclecars of a similar design. The Singer Ten, with its four-cylinder, ten-horsepower engine, was introduced at the Olympia Cycle and Motorcycle Show in 1912. At the time of its creation, William Rootes, a Singer trainee and expert automobile salesperson, agreed to purchase 50 units, or the whole first year's supply. A bestseller resulted from it.   In the end, Singer's company was bought out by his Rootes Group in 1956, which kept up the trademark until 1970, a few years after Rootes had been acquired by the American Chrysler organization.

Motorcycles until 1915
Bicycles until 1915

Singer Vehicle Design | Restored. Reimagined. Reborn

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