Jowett was a British car manufacturing company that operated from 1901 to 1954. It was founded by brothers, William and Benjamin Jowett in Bradford. Initially the brothers produced a range of products that included engines and industrial equipment.
The first Jowett car was produced in 1906, with full production starting in 1910. The flat-twin engines fitted to the cars were distinctive and surprisingly powerful for their size, endowing Jowetts with sprightly performance and an excellent hill-climbing ability.
Unfortunately, The First World War resulted in the company concentrating on munitions so it was not until 1919 that the 7HP engine was introduced. This powered the Short 2 with Dickey seat, acknowledged as one of the lightest and most economical cars of that time on the roads.