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AEL of Moor Street, Coventry built motorcycles from 1919 to 1924.
The initials of Arthur Edward Lynes gave the AEL marque its name. Lynes was a retail bicycle, spares and accessories dealer at 38 Moor Street, Coventry, with a shop in the high street.
1919 Production started with the use of JAP, Villiers and Blackburne engines from 147cc to 350cc. These were mainly two-strokes. The machines sold under the AEL badge were usually constructed elsewhere as there was no shortage of motorcycle manufacturers in the Coventry area.
The economic difficulties of the mid-1920s meant that the name was short-lived due to lack of demand.