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Hubbard's Motor and Engineering Co

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of Much Park Street, Coventry

Formerly Hubbard Brothers

Connected with the Whitley Motor and Engineering Co

1903 November. 'Hubbard's Motor and Engineering Co has been registered with a capital of £1,000, in £1 shares, to acquire the business of manufacturers of and dealers in motor engines, carburettors, silencers, cycle and motor parts and accessories, etc, carried on at Much Park Street Coventry by C. Hubbard as Hubbard Brothers, and to carry on the same and any kindred business. The subscribers are: W. H. Evans, H. Gandy, J. Pettefer, H. Ball, C. Hubbard. Mrs. F. A. Hubbard, and Mrs. R. Ball. No initial public issue '[1]

The machine was a forecar fitted with an inclined 4.5hp water-cooled engine, separate two-speed gearbox and flat-belt drives. There was the option of chain drive and also, for trade use, a carrier basket that went in place of the usual passenger seat.[2]

1906-1910 Cars made in Coventry[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Saturday 28 November 1903
  2. The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  3. The Times 13 April 1996
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle heritage by Damien Kimberley