Jack Craib's Rowboat Motor Information Site

"United Electric"
United Motor Industries, 64, Holburn Viaduct, London


"United Electric" is my name for this odd detachable boat motor.

Below is the only mention of this motor I have come across. United Motor Industries was involved with cycle cars and add-ons to autos. I believe it became the first company in the UK focused on auto accessories. I read in Peter Card's book, Early Vehicle Lighting, that "United Motor Industries was a predatory company set up to encroach on the profitable motoring accesories market. ...Its success was limited and little was heard of the company after 1914.".