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R. A. Harding

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Oct 1927.
September 1929.
October 1929.
May 1934.
May 1955.
1963. Model IV electric invalid carriage. Reg No: YNJ 221.Exhibit at the Dover Transport Museum.

Hardings of Bath.

Produced hand-propelled and electric carriages

1921 Company founded

Initially produced hand-propelled tricycles.

1926 Introduced a variety of powered invalid carriages. The De Luxe models A and B were powered by a 122cc Villier and the Pultney was powered by either a 200cc or 300cc JAP. There were also 24-volt or 36-volt electric machines.

1945 Renamed R. A. Harding (Bath) Ltd, and the Pultney was discontinued.

1948 December. The De Luxe moels were upgraded with larger rear wheels, a new petrol tank, and a fan-cooled Villiers 147cc unit.

1956 Hardings introduced a full bodied model called the Consort. Only 12 of these were made.

1966. Ceased production of electric ones.

1988. Company closed.

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