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A. E. Lynes and Co

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AEL of Moor Street, Coventry built motorcycles from 1919 to 1924.

The initials of Arthur Edward Lynes gave the AEL marque its name. Lynes was a retail bicycle, spares and accessories dealer at 38 Moor Street, Coventry, with a shop in the high street.

1919 Production started with the use of JAP, Villiers and Blackburne engines from 147cc to 350cc. These were mainly two-strokes. The machines sold under the AEL badge were usually constructed elsewhere as there was no shortage of motorcycle manufacturers in the Coventry area.

The economic difficulties of the mid-1920s meant that the name was short-lived due to lack of demand.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 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
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9