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Gilbert Gordon Jones

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Gilbert Gordon Jones (c1884- ) of Gilbert G. Jones and Co

c1884 Born in Dublin

c1900 Came to Coventry from Dublin aged 16

1904 Jones was a motorcycle. This was a primitive model powered by a Coronet engine that had been vertically mounted in a diamond frame. Basic in specification, it had belt drive and braced forks.

1911 Living at 28 Regent Street, Coventry (age 26 born Dublin), a Motor Engineer. With his widow mother and two sisters. [1]

1912 Spennell's lists them at Smithford St, Coventry (Tel. 664) and manufacturers of motorcycles.[2]

1912 Listed as 'Jones, Gilbert G., motor engineer, Garden Row, Coventry' [3]

1914 Gilbert G. Jones, Motor Engineer, Smithford Street, Coventry.[4]

1919 Listed as engineers

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1911 Census
  2. Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry and District, 1912-13
  3. 1912 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire
  4. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Saturday 06 June 1914
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9