Thompson Brothers (Bilston) Ltd.
Automotive company manufactured in Bilston.Great Britain from 1919 on.
The company was founded in 1810 in Bilston founded in boiler manufacturing. Later came chassis for various automobile manufacturers and motorcycles .1919 began the production of automobiles. The brand name was TB . 1924 ended production. In total, about 150 or about 500 cars were created. Then the company produced commercial vehicles and tankers. The company still exists today.
The company produced Cyclecars . This is first carried out through three wheelers with a single rear wheel. Most vehicles powered a V2 engine from JAP with 961 cc displacement . Alternatively, were also built-in motors of Blackburne and MAG available. The engine power was a propeller shaft is transmitted to the rear wheel. The choice was two- and three-speed gearboxes. The offer included a two-seat touring car with a door and a doorless sports car.Some vehicles with four wheels were also manufactured.
Cyclecar SPECIFICATION :
Chassis.—Patent tubular. Springing.Quarter elliptic at the front ; cantilever at the rear.
Transmission. — Precision 10 h.p., J.A.P. 8 h.p.; Amac carburetter, M.L. magneto. Clutch: leather to metal with clutch drive.
Gearbox: 2 speeds forward and a reverse. Bevel gears of Ubas steel. Lubrication.Best & Lloyd semi-automatic drip feed to engine ; grease cups to all shackle pins. Body Sheet metal, well upholstered and very roomy. Mudguards. —Large size, rear one hinged. Footboards.— Accommodating spare
wheel and toolbox.
Wheels.— Wire type, fitted with discs, 650 mm. x 65 mm., with 700mm. x 80 mm. tyres ; interchangeable, quickly detachable. Steering.— Direct. Brakes.—Countershaft and back wheel of contracting type. Controls.Bowden system for carburetter and ignition; foot pedals for clutch and countershaft brake hand levers for gear change and rear brake. Starting. —Handle at the front. Capacity.—Three gallons of petrol and 3 quarts of oil.
Equipment—Spare wheel, hood, screen, lamps and generator, tools, jack and pump.
Price. Ready for the road. £200.
Carmakers manufactured in Bilston.Great Britain from 1919 to 1924.