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Coventry Ensign

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A motorcycle produced circa 1921 to 1923 by Coventry Ensign Cycle and Motor Co at 210 Foleshill Road, Coventry.

The make was very short-lived. Having originally produced bicycles, they went on to offer a motorcycle fitted with a 292 cc sv JAP engine. The specification would have been very similar to many others.

They then went back to the production of bicycles until 1934

1949 Company wound up. '...At an Extraordinary General Meeting of the above named Company, duly convened, and held at 203 Foleshill Road, Coventry, on the 18th February 1949, the subjoined Special Resolution was duly passed, viz.:— " That the Company be wound up voluntarily...G. A. Paine, Director.'[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 38546 published on the 25 February 1949. Page 15 of 52
  • 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
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9