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Hamilton Motor Co

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July 1903.
November 1903.

of Priory Works, Dale Street, Coventry.

This company made its own engines and cycle parts as well as selling units to other manufacturers.

1901 Formed by Charles Alexander Hamilton

1902 Designed a car called the 'Shamrock' that was built by Payne and Bates

1901-07 Motorcycles listed singles of 2.25hp, 3.25hp and 4hp and a 4.5hp V-twin on which either cylinder could be cut out at will. These machines were typical primitives of the Edwardian period, and were produced for only a few years.

1904 November. Details of the safety gear changing device.[1]

1905 January. Details of the Renouf Variable Speed Gear.[2]

Company closed 1910

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9