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Henry James (Harry) Lane (1888–?)

Who's Who In The Victorian Motor World

Mr. H. J. LANE The founder of Neal's Motors is not Mr Neal, but Mr. Henry James (Harry) Lane, a brother of Mr. Robert Thomas Lane, who chose an anagram of his name to distinguish his firm from that of his brother. After an early association with the Tarrant Motor Company and other motor interests, Mr H. J. Lane went to the war in 1914. On his return he joined his brother for two years and in 1920 he founded his own firm with the agencies for Bean and Daimler cars. The business never looked back. It was one of the pioneers of the assembly of car chassis in Australia, beginning with the Overland in 1921.

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17 November, 1888
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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