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Carlton Motor Co

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of Carlton Works, 250 Lockhurst Lane, Coventry

Formed by Walter Iden

1901-1902 They produced engines and, in 1901, cars[1]

1901-02 Produced a voiturette and then two larger models

1902 Acquired by the Coronet Motor Co



1922 In February, the first Carlton machine was exhibited at the Scottish Motorcycle Show. It was a lightweight with a 269cc two-stroke Villiers engine and a choice of single or two speed with clutch and kick starter. Few other details are available. The marque then all but disappeared apart from an occasional appearance from time to time.

1930 One model appeared as a typical single of the time, with a Sturmey-Archer overhead-valve engine driving a hand-change gearbox. Once again all went quiet and little was heard of the company.




See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, April 13, 1996
  • Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley. 2012. ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1
  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • [1] MICMA Web Site
  • [2] The Coventry Pages
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9