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Raglan Cycle and Anti-Friction Ball Co

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June 1904.
June 1904.
June 1904.

of Raglan Works, Coventry

Also known as the Raglan Cycle Co

Raglan were motorcycles produced in 1903, in Coventry.

1896 The company was registered on 4 December, to take over the businesses of Taylor, Cooper and Bednell and the Anti-Friction Ball Co. [1]

1899 Produced an automobile - the 'Raglan' - that was a modified Benz. Possibly twelve made.[2]

1903 Exhibited at the 1903 Motor Show (Stanley). The machine was said to have a stout frame and excellent 2.75hp engine. They also showed a forecar with a 3.75hp engine, fitted with a water-cooled cylinder head. It was very short lived.

1905 Application to reduce the share capital from £120,000 to £40,000.[3]

1909 Company to be wound up. '...Extraordinary General Meeting of the Raglan Cycle and Anti-Friction Ball Company Limited, duly convened, and held at Raglan Works, Raglan street, Coventry,...'[4]

1921 Company listed to be struck off.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile
  3. [1] Gazette Issue 27759 published on the 27 January 1905. Page 17 of 92
  4. [2] Gazette Issue 28294 published on the 5 October 1909. Page 34 of 80
  5. [3] Gazette Issue 32196 published on the 18 January 1921. Page 23 of 78
  • 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