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Rhode Motor Co

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November 1922.
June 1923.
October 1923.
October 1923.
October 1923. Models, prices and specifications.
March 1924
March 1924
August 1926.

of Rhode Works, Tyseley, Birmingham

of Blythswood Road, Birmingham

Company formed by F. W. Mead and T. W. Deakin who were known for their Canoelet sidecars

1921-24 Produced around 1,000 cars of the 9.5hp model

1924-30 Produced around 1,500 cars of the 10.3, 11/30, 10/30 models

1925-8 Made a few light commercial vehicles

1928 The company had some financial problems and was bought by H. B. Denley, a test driver for the company, who then made trailervans

1928-35 Produced the Hawk car. Around 50 made.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  • A-Z of Cars of the 1920s by Nick Baldwin. 1994. ISBN 1 870979 53 2