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Birch were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1904 by Birch and Co
Founder was John North Birch
1890 Birch started as cycle maker, Birch and Walker, at Windmill Lane, Coventry before moving to Priory Mills, Coventry the following year.
He later separated from the family business and set up in Nuneaton to make the George Eliot motorcycle
Produced the George Eliot motorcycle, named after his father George Eliot Birch.
Machines were built to his design with the crankcase cast around the frame tubes. In every other respect the machine was a typical primitive of the period. It was a very basic motorcycle, which had the crankcase and bottom bracket as part of the main frame. The engines were manufactured in several sizes: 2hp, 2.5hp and 3.5hp. The design was also built under licence, by Bradbury and Co.
1903 Sold the design to Bradbury and Co
1905 Birch emigrated to New Zealand