One of the pioneering British automobile
manufacturers. Started out making bicycles in 1867, amoung them the Pennington 3-wheeler. Released their own single cylinder car in 1899, then experimented with front wheel drive
and shaft-driven DeDion powered cars. Took control of truck manufacturer Commer in 1926 and Hillman two years later. Introduced the larger 6 cylinder Humbers in 1930, but was taken over by the Rootes Group
The wonderful unitary constructed
4 cylinder Hawk was released in 1957, alongside the similarly bodied 6 cylinder Super Snipe. The Humber identity was lost during the 1960's as the cars became re-badged Hillman's. When Chrysler took control of Rootes they allowed the marque to fade into obscurity.
Also see: The History of Humber (USA Site)