I am Josh, a PhD student based at Manchester Metropolitan University and the Museum of Science and Industry. I am researching the history of the Manchester Motoring Industry which started, prospered, and declined between 1896 and 1939.
“The image above shows two “Bijou” cars, probably at a Manchester Motor Show between 1902 and 1905. At 95 guineas the “bijou” car was an attempt at a light car that was more affordable than some of its rivals. The company also tried to target the commercial vehicle market with a van body built on the same chassis for 100 guineas. A picture of one can be seen below belonging to Manchester firm Messrs. Dawson, Halliweh and Co., makers of “Excelda” handkerchiefs. “
Courtesy of PhD blog by Josh Butt