Thomas Potter Buckton 1869 – 1913 according to the 1901 census was a maker of motor cars.
In 1891 he is listed as a cycle manufacturer. The business grew and he took on a partner becoming Buckton and Brown, makers of engines, of Hipperholme near Bradford, Yorkshire. They manufactured four horse power horizontal twin Mytholm engines. These were designed by R Reynold-Jackson.
Buckton and Brown was taken over in 1900 by the Yorkshire Motorcar Manufacturing Company who continued to make the Mytholm engine for another few years.
Thomas’s mother Mary (Potter), a widow, is listed as a Dealer in Silver thimbles. His brother was Christopher Potter Buckton (1862 – 1907), was a wholesale dealer of thimbles and fancy jewellery. He exhibited a gigantic glittering thimble, measuring 9ft 6inches high, at the Bradford exhibition in 1904.