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Coventry Motor Bodies Co

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August 1912.

of Cow Lane, Coventry

1906 Thomas Hobley of Coventry Motor Bodies Co.[1]

1914 Listed as motorcar manufacturers but none known.[2]

1916 December. Plant and stock for sale. 'COW LANE, COVENTRY FRIDAY, 10th DECEMBER. 1916. Charles B. Odell Has been instructed by the Coventry Motor Bodies Co. (previous to removal), TO SELL BY AUCTION, THE SURPLUS-STOCK-IN-TRADE AND PLANT OF THE MOTOR BODY BUSINESS, comprising GAS ENGINE, gas and steam piping, pulleys, shafting, etc., forge, drilling machine, blacksmith tools, vices. Singer sewing machine, anvil, emery spindle, large quantity of bar iron mild steel, motor body sundries, SEVERAL MOTOR BODIES (new and secondhand), body making benches, paints, varnishes, etc., files, mahogany boards, roach' furniture, upholstery, springs, lamps, etc., OFFICE FURNITURE. SAFE, TYPEWRITER, light handcart. 6-H.P. DE DION DELIVERY VAN, 14-H.P. GLADIATOR MOTOR WAGON, etc. On View Morning of Sale. Sale 11. Catalogues next week.'[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 15 November 1906
  2. Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1
  3. Coventry Standard - Friday 01 December 1916