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Austin annual productin numbers?
#1
Does anyone have any idea how many cars Austin were producing annually in the 1920’s? Preferably of all models but could be A7’s only.
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#2
I can only help with Sevens and these are (very) rough numbers...


1923 - 2500
1924 - 5000
1925 - 9000
1926 - 11000
1927 - 22000
1928 - 24000
1929 - 24000

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#3
"Car production continued and it was not till the 1925s that it was time to expand the factory yet again. It grew to 62 acres and gave employment to 8,000 workers who annually produced 25,000 cars."

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"How great are the advances that have been made in methods of production is indicated by the fact that in 1906 the manufacture of 120 cars required 270 workers, whereas to-day over 60,0000 a year are turned out by rather more than 12,000 employees. "

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(in 1929: that's 60,000 I'd say)
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#4
1919   Twenty:   200
1920   Twenty: 4319
1921   Twenty: 2246
1922   Twenty: 1394   Twelve:   1165
1923   Twenty: 2064   Twelve:   2417   Seven:    1936 
1924   Twenty:  973   Twelve:   4000   Seven:     4700
1925   Twenty:  886   Twelve:   8500   Seven:     7043
1926   Twenty:  900   Twelve: 10000    Seven:  14000
1927   Twenty: 1000  Twelve: 14000   Seven:   22500   Sixteen:    10    Twenty/Six:    10
1928   Twenty:   927  Twelve: 13714   Seven:   26447   Sixteen: 6401    Twenty/Six:  903
1929   Twenty:   378  Twelve:  8759   Seven:    23826   Sixteen: 9136    Twenty/Six: 1129
1930                         Twelve:  6889   Seven:   23826    Sixteen: 7560    Twenty/Six:  976

All figures taken from R J Wyatt's The Austin 1905-1952.
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#5
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Thank you for correcting my (very) rough figures Mike Smile

The Seven really was the saviour, wasn't it?

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#6
Enjoyed Chris's link to Austin Seven memories.
Talking of reads, if your into racing Austin's, Father Christmas delivered 'Bert Hadley A son of Birmingham'.
Written by Geoff Roe, recommended.
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(11-01-2019, 07:25 PM)Ruairidh Dunford Wrote: Thank you for correcting my (very) rough figures Mike  Smile

The Seven really was the saviour, wasn't it?

Actually, Ruairidh, if you consider the mark-up on the Twelve was probably at least twice that of the Seven, the Twelve should really be seen as the saviour in the first half of the twenties.
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#8
Interesting.

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#9
All small scale production,take 1923 ,total Austin cars around 6,500.Ford produced 2 million model T's in the same year !
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#10
To put things into perspective in the UK, Morris production in 1923 was 20,000 (growing to 33,000 in 1924 and 54,000 in 1925). But remember, until the introduction of the Twelve in 1922 Austin had never been in the mass production market: before the war Austin's maximum output had been less than 2,500 per year, and it took a major investment in 1926 to re-organise the production lines.
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