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Charles Riley Garrard

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1896. Charles Riley Garrard on The Gladiator Motor Tricycle.
November 1912.

Charles Riley Garrard (1856-1955) of Blumfield and Garrard, Garrard Manufacturing Co and Charles R. Garrard and Co

1856 Born in London

Educated in Uxbridge

1879 Liquidation of Charles R. Garrard and Co of Uxbridge

1882 of Coventry and late of Paris. Age 26

1891 Engineer and machinist of Abingdon Works, Bath St, Birmingham; joined I Mech E.[1]

1891 Living at Embersley Road, Kings Norton: Charles R. Garrard (age 35 born London), Foreman - Cycle Factory. With his wife Ellen F. (age 31 born Buckinghamshire) and their children May (age 11 born Uxbridge), Ellen (age 10 born Uxbridge), Charles (age 9 born London), and Ernest (age 8 born Coventry).[2]

Gained several patents with Thomas Blumfield - see Blumfield and Garrard

1896 Described as the manager of the Simpson Lever Chain Co.[3]

1900 Standard sizes of autocar chains.[4]

c.1900 Formation of Garrard Manufacturing Co in Birmingham

1901 Living at 6 Oliver Road, Ladywood, Birmingham: Charles R. Garrard (age 45 born London), a Mechanical Engineer and Employer. With his wife Ellen F. Garrard (age 41 born Fulmer, Bucks.) and their children May Garrard (age 21 born Uxbridge); Ellen F. Garrard (age 20 born Uxbridge); Charles G. Garrard (age 19 born London), an Assistant Manager - Cycle Engineer; and Ernest Garrard (age 18 born Coventry), Forman - Cycle Engineer. One servant.[5]

1904 'GARRARD, C. R., M.I.M.E., 12, St. Charles Square, London, W. Cars: Clement-Garrard's. Is past-president of the Cycle Engineers' Institute; constructed an electric carriage in 1893; produced the Gladiator motor tricycles in 1894-3. Is managing director of the Garrard Co., makers of the Clement-Garrard motors. Superintended the erection of the Clement-Talbot Automobile Works in 1903.' [6]

1906 of Clement Talbot

1911 Living at 45 Saint Kilda Road, West Ealing, London W.: Charles Riley Garrard (age 56 born London), a Consulting Engineer (Automobile) on Own Account (married 33 years with four children - three living). With his wife Ellen Francis Garrard (age 52 born Fulmer, Bucks) and their daughter Ellen Garrard (age 30 born Uxbridge).[7]

1942 Ellen F Garrard died in Eton district[8]

1955 Charles R. Garrard, age 99, died in the Windsor district[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Mechanical engineer records
  2. 1891 Census
  3. Derby Daily Telegraph - Thursday 09 January 1896
  4. The Autocar 1900/01/20
  5. 1901 census
  6. Motoring Annual and Motorist’s Year Book 1904
  7. 1911 Census
  8. BMD
  9. BMD