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Hobart Cycle Co

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November 1903.
May 1904.
September 1920.
March 1925.

of Hobart Works, Coventry.

1892 Advert. 'Hobart' cycles made by Hobart Bird and Co of Victoria Cycle Works, Wolverhampton. [1]

1903 Represented in S.E. England by J. R. Hamilton

1921 George McKenzie marketed an "ultralight motor cycle". McKenzie planned to sell his bikes through franchised cycle shops, and bring cheap motorised transport to the masses. The bike itself was made by the Hobart Cycle Co Ltd of Coventry. The early model had an open, lady's frame and looked very much like a 1940s autocycle with solid rear end and spring front forks.

1921 When the McKenzie Popular was introduced, Hobart was said to have 38 years of experience of making cycles.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1892 Kelly's Directory of Worcestershire