c1905 8 h.p. Rover motor car

As we've noted elsewhere, the same 8 h.p. Rover car features in three of the Lewis photographs.

1905 Rover 8 h.p. motor car 1905 Rover 8 h.p. motor car 1905 Rover 8 h.p. motor car

In photograph 07, we see it in the Motor House, in photograph 19 it has fallen ill and needs some attention in the workshop, and in photograph 25 it suddenly needs a good clean.

In the car wash photograph, we get a good view of the transverse-spring front suspension that distinguishes the 8 h.p. Rover from its more conventional 6 h.p. stablemate. Unfortunately the really unusual aspect of the 8 h.p. - its large diameter tubular "spine" - can't be seen with the body in place.

Lewis held the Rover agency only briefly, most likely only in 1905 and 1906. There is also a link bewteen Lewis and with Rover motorcycles around this time, and as time permits I'll explore the Lewis-Rover relationship in more detail.

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