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Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross Works, Upper Well Street, Coventry.
Walter Tatlow was the owner and William H. Harris was the managing director and the company was known briefly as Harris and Tatlow. Possibly Joseph Henry Harris was involved but this needs confirmation.
1896 November. Advertisement for a 'smart young man' for cycle manufacturer's office. Quick at shorthand and a good typist. Knowledge of French preferred. Apply Hill Cross Works. (no company name).
1899 February. Advertisement for an office boy. Harris Cycle Co, Spon Street.
1901 February. Description of a Harris cycle with patent bottom bracket.
1901 March. Advertisement for an Enameller. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross Works.
1901 April. Advertisement for an Iron Polisher. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross Works.
1901 June. Advertisement for a Wheel Truer. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross Works.
1902 April. Advertisement for a Brasier. Harris Cycle Co. (no address).
1902 September. Assault charge. 'Frederick Boazman, The Jetty, Broad Street, was summoned by Augustus Magson, of 10, Stoney Stanton Road, for assaulting him. Defendant pleaded guilty. Mr. Martin, appearing for complainant, stated the facts of the case. The evidence, as given by Magson, was that complainant, who is works foreman at the Harris Cycle Company, had instructions to dismiss the defendant one morning. He did so and paid him off at the same time. On returning from dinner on his bicycle, complainant was met by defendant, who knocked him off his machine and broke a valuable meerchaum pipe he was smoking. Defendant expressed his sorrow. He was fined 5s. and costs, or 14 days' in default.'
1902 November. Advertisement for a Strong Youth. Harris Cycle Co. (no address).
1902 December. Advertisement for a Polisher. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross.
1903 February. Advertisement for a Finisher. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross.
1903 March. Advertisement for a Youth. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Cross.
1903 September. Harris Cycle Co, Upper Well Street, summoned for a breach of the Factory and Workshops Act.
1903 September. Advertisement for a Youth. Harris Cycle Co, Hill Street.
1904 Listed as 'Harris Cycle Co Limited, (William H. Harris, managing director), Upper Well street.'
1910-11 Coventry was a motorcycle produced and was first seen in late 1910 and was typical of the period. It had a 3.5 hp engine, belt drive and sprung forks.
1917 January. Coventry Military Tribunal. Harris Cycle Co appeal for release from military service for W. M. Payne, age 41. It was stated that there were only three men of military age left in the works.
1917 June. Harris Cycle Co, Upper Well Street, fined for having an unscreened window at midnight.
In the 1911 census