SJ8397 : Crossley Limousine

taken 4 years ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

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Crossley Limousine
Crossley Limousine

This vehicle is on display in the Air and Space Hall of the Museum of Science and Industry.

Stationary engine maker Crossley Brothers started making cars in Gorton in 1904 and set up Crossley Motors in 1910. Chief engineer J. S. Critchley came from Daimler and, with W. M. McFarland, produced a 40-horsepower (30-kilowatt) 7-litre design in 1906. This was made until 1910. New designers were employed in 1909 and began work on a range of smaller cars. In 1909 a 40-hp chassis cost £500. To this was added a coach-built body to the purchaser's specification. Complete cars were available from £1300. This car was made in 1909 and may have a body made by Joseph Cockshoot of Manchester. The second owner, from 1910, was the Deputy High Sheriff of Suffolk. The car was sold in a house auction in 1947 and remained in storage until purchased by MOSI with grant aid from the National Heritage Memorial and PRISM Funds.
The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry. It places particular emphasis on Manchester’s achievements and contributions in these fields.

The museum was originally called the North Western Museum of Science and Industry when it opened on Grosvenor Street in 1969 (SJ8497 : The North Western Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester). Having outgrown its former site, it was moved to its present location in Castlefield, where it opened on 15 September 1983. It later became known as The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) until its name was changed to the Science and Industry Museum in September 2018 to reflect it becoming part of the Science Museum Group.

The museum is housed in five listed buildings on the historic site of Liverpool Road Station which was vacated by British Rail in 1975. This station is the world’s oldest surviving passenger railway station; one of the original termini of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, the world's first passenger railway.

The museum houses extensive displays on the themes of transport (railway locomotives and rolling stock, aircraft, and space vehicles), power (water, electricity, steam and gas engines), Manchester's sewerage and sanitation, textiles, communications and computing. There is currently no charge for entry to the museum.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Date (from Tags)
1910  1909  1947 
Person (from Tags)
J S Chritchley  W M McFarland  Joseph Cockshoot 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8328 9778 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.5887N 2:15.2031W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8328 9777
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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