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William R. Morris

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November 1902.

Motorcycle manufacturer, of Oxford

1901 William Richard Morris set up business as a cycle maker at 48 High Street, Oxford

1902 Morris bought stables in Holywell Street to manufacture motorcycles, where he traded as William R. Morris.

1903 Morris entered into a partnership, the Oxford Automobile and Cycle Agency, where he was works manager but it was soon bankrupt

A small bank loan allowed him to restart in business but his main interest had moved to motor cars.

He sold the cycle business and in 1909 set up the Morris Garages

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Sources of Information

  • Biography of William R. Morris, ODNB [1]