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W. Radford

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Early 1890s, W. Radford was works manager of the Rudge factory in Coventry where he had a deserved reputation for efficiency.

1896 October. Swift Cycle Co was floated; W. Radford was Works Manager[1]

1907 William Radford, the Works Engineer, designed engines for Swift Motor Co; these were made in their own factory.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 26 October 1896
  • Cycle and Motor Cycle Trader - March 22nd 1935 and December 6th 1940