From these humble beginnings came forth the mighty Cobra. AC is the initials for Auto Carriers as that is what the company started with, despite their t head sidevalve motor and wonky epicyclic two speed hub gear the Auto Carrier was surprisingly popular back in the day. They were also manufactured (under license?) as the Warrick Auto Carrier.
This great photo of an Auto Carrier (or possibly Warrick for they are virtually identical) was taken in Northampton and 'Uncle Albert' is written on the reverse.
More about AC Sociables (the passenger carrying model) and Auto Carriers at the AC Sociable website: http://www.acsociable.byethost4.com/wordpress/
|Uncle Albert and friend with his Auto Carrier c1910.|