The Bean

The Bean

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The 11.9 hp Bean represented John Harper Bean's bid to manufacture Britain's most popular car of the 1920s, however it was a casualty of a tangled corporate infrastructure and sure-footed opposition from William Morris's famous Bullnose Cowley.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 147.3 x 213.9 x 3.8mm | 81.65g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0747804826
  • 9780747804826
  • 1,770,759

About Jonathan Wood

Although Jonathan Wood is the author of some thirty-five books on motoring history, the first make he researched was the Bean fro Britain's Black Country. As Historian of the Bean Car Club in the 1960s, he obtained a unique insight into the poignant story of the Bean marque when he interviewed the company's former employees, all of whom, alas, have since died.show more

Table of contents

Black Country beginnings, 1826-1919; Making cars, 1919-26; Under new management, 1926-29; Birtles and the Bean, 1924-28; Bean commcercials, 1924-31; Further reading; Places to visitshow more