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Hollick and Pratt

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of Mile Lane, Cheylesmore, Coventry

1821 Company established.

See Henry Hollick and Lancelot Wilfred Pratt

1908 Announce move to Mile lane.[1]

1910 Incorporated as a limited company.

1914 Coach and motor body manufacturers. Specialities: motor bodies, wind screens and hoods. Employees 150 to 160. [2]

1921 Company wound up.[3]

1922 Fire causes damage at the works [4]

1923 Company bought by Morris Motors

1924 Making 1,000 bodies each week.[5]

1926 William Henry Fulford‎ was the general manager at the time that Morris Motors (1926) Ltd went public [6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Herald - Saturday 05 December 1908
  2. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  3. [1] Gazette Issue 32504 published on the 1 November 1921. Page 34 of 64
  4. The Times, Friday, Sep 22, 1922
  5. LWP Obituary
  6. The Times (london, England), 12 July 1926