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1902 - 1905

Morris styled himself 'official car repairer to King Edward VII' and as the Royal estate of Sandringham was only a few miles from the Morris garage at King's Lynn, doubtless he was in demand to keep the royal wheels turning.  As well as selling Benz and Daimler cars he made a speciality of modernising Daimlers, replacing hot tube ignition with battery and coil, converting tiller steering to wheel, rebuilding the gearbox and increasing the cylinder bore from 90 to 100mm.  Cars sold under the Sandringham name were said to be of Morriss' own design, but owed a great deal to Daimler.  More were sold as wagonettes and hotel buses than for private work.  Later Morriss made steam cars under his own name in North London, and in the early 1920s was involved with the Crow-Elkhart-based Morris-London.

Source: Nick Georgano / The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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