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Standard 1911

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Album name:frank / Threaded Hubcap Photos and Information
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Date added:Aug 16, 2007
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Frank   [Aug 16, 2007 at 08:30 AM]
The original meaning of the word "Standard" in the motoring world was "a height to be maintained", "a flag". It's more modern meaning being "less than de-luxe".Reginald W Maudslay first registered his company on the 2nd March 1903 with premises at Much Park Street, Coventry. Alexander Craig joined him and by the end of the year they had built three cars. Craig had also worked for the Maudslay Motor Company of Coventry, which was run by the same family; Craig left the company in 1906.

In 1908 Standard adopted the Union Flag as part of their identity.

Standard built their first commercial in 1912.

Prior to the First World War Standard marketed a range of six and four-cylinder cars. Production ceased in May 1915 to restart in 1919 when only the smaller models were revived. During World War I, the company produced over 1000 aircraft including the Royal Aircraft Factory BE12, Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8, Sopwith Pup and Bristol F.2-B in a new works at Canley opened in 1916 which would become the main centre of operations in future.

Standard acquired the car assets of Triumph in November 1944 for £75,000. The company was renamed as The Triumph Motor Company (1945) Ltd.

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