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James Shaw (of Coventry)

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James Shaw (1861-1931) of the Cunard Motor and Carriage Co

1861 Born the son of John Shaw

Worked for Coventry Machinists Co

Worked for Singer

1880 Invented a roller wheel to replace chains on tricycles and this was taken up by Bayliss, Thomas and Co

1900 Formed Cunard Motor and Carriage Co

Worked for White and Poppe

1931 Died at Northend, Banbury

See Also


Sources of Information

  • Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1