Thomas Humber (1841-1910) was a British cycle manufacturer who moved to car production in 1896. Building a Léon Bollée under licence, Humber therefore became one of the oldest car companies in the UK. In 1903 the very popular two-seat Humberette was introduced with the firm also making bicycles and motorbikes up until 1930. In 1928, Humber bought up Hillman and were acquired themselves by the Rootes Group in 1932. After WW II, the Humber company prospered with their Hawk and Super Snipe models selling well. In 1967, Chrysler became owners of the company which continued under the Chrysler UK Ltd. banner until 1976.