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Early Vehicles
in Rushden

John Clipson, inventor, engineer and businessman, is thought to have owned the first car in Rushden.
John Clark, shoemanufacturer and brickmaker, who instigated the electricity company, also had a car in 1907. John also sent a parcel to his chauffeur in 1914, when he enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery.

In their first car?
James Hyde and family

Mrs Smith's car
Thought to be Mrs Smith and with her mother. If you can help us identify this lady we'd be pleased to hear from you.

motor cycle car
These two vehilces belonged to the Allebone family who lived at "Mentmore" in Wellingborough Road
BD 2694 & BD 1126

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