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Edward John Hardy

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of E. J. Hardy and Co

1874 Born at Birmingham

Founded his business in Coventry

1911 Living at 40 Park Road, Coventry: Edward John Hardy (age 37 born Birmingham), a Dealer in Motor Accessories and Employer. With his wife Annie Constance Hardy (age 37 born Birmingham) and their children John Leslie Hardy (age 12 born Birmingham) and Edna Pauline Hardy (age 8 born Birmingham). One servants.[1]

1925 Agreed with Spicer Corporation to licence their joint; the name of the company was changed to Hardy Spicer and Co

Became chairman of the successor company, Birfield Industries

1950 Died [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1911 census
  2. The Times, Jul 11, 1950