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1929 Singer Photographed at Stanley Park, Blackpool, Lanc’s,UK.

Camera: Fujifinepix S3200 on auto.

Motor cars

Singer made first four wheel car in 1905. It was designed by Alexander Craig and was a variant of a design he had done for Lea-Francis having a 2-cylinder 1853 or 2471 cc engine.5

The first Singer designed car was the 4-cylinder 2.4 litre 12/14 of 1906. The engine was bought in from Aster. For 1907 the Lea-Francis design was dropped and a range of two-, three- and four-cylinder models using White and Poppe engines launched. The Aster engined models were dropped in 1909 and a new range of larger cars introduced. All cars were now White and Poppe powered. In 1911 the first big seller appeared with the four cylinder 1100 cc Ten with Singer’s own engine. The use of their own power plants spread through the range until by the outbreak of the First World War all models except the low-volume 3.3 litre 20 hp were so equipped.

The Ten continued after the war, with a redesign in 1923 including a new overhead-valve engine. Six-cylinder models were introduced in 1922. In 1921 Singer took over another Coventry car maker Coventry Premier and continued to sell a range of cars under that name until 1924.5 Calcott was purchased in 1926.5 For 1927 the Ten engine grew to 1300 cc and a new light car with 850 cc overhead cam (ohc) engine, the big selling Junior was announced and at the same time the ten became the Senior. By 1928 Singer was Britain’s third largest car maker after Austin and Morris.6 The range continued in a very complex manner using developments of the ohc Junior engine first with the Nine (two bearing crank), the 14/6 and the sporty 1 1⁄2-litre in 1933. The Nine became the Bantam in 1935. Externally the Bantam was very similar to the Morris Eight, had a three-bearing crankshaft and it was the first Singer to be fitted with a synchromesh gearbox, albeit with only three forward gears.7

Thanks to Wikipedia for info.

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Comments

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    A classic, indeed, Barry. What a great photo of this marvellous old car, and what an interesting read to go with it.

  • WildBillPho
    WildBillPhoover 3 years ago

    great shot, very interesting story too!

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 3 years ago

    Beautiful work dear Barry.x

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Another super old car …

  • Toni Kane
    Toni Kaneover 3 years ago

    Love this one. How things have changed over the years ;-)

  • pmarella
    pmarellaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful and beautiful work !

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyabout 3 years ago

    Lovely Barry! My first ever car was a Singer (but a rather later model than this!) ;o)

  • imagic
    imagicabout 3 years ago

    Hi Barry – one should be the proud owner of one of this beautys…. Great shot my friend.
    Greetings
    Jens.

  • peaky40
    peaky40about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture Barry

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    What a beautiful car and capture Barry.

    Cheers Jude

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