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H. W. Clark and Co

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February 1903.

of Gosford Street, Coventry

Spelling may be Clarke or Clark

1900 Patent application. H. W. Clark, improvements relating to motor-cars and like machines.[1]

1901 Patent application. H. W. Clarke, improvements and relating to clutches for variable speed snd reversing roars tor antomobiles and other machines.[2]

1903 Launched the 'Powerful' motorcycle using a 2.25 Buchet engine. This motorcycle was produced between 1903 and 1905. The first machines were fitted with a 2.35hp Buchet engine, inclined and mounted above the downtube. Other engines were available by request. The make was short lived.

1903 April. H. W. Clark of H. W. Clark and Co of Coventry met with an accident neat Kew Bridge. Recovered.[3]

1923 H. W. Clark riding a 2.25 h.p. Raleigh.[4]

1924 H. W. Clark riding a 494 Triumph.[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Herald - Friday 07 December 1900
  2. Coventry Herald - Friday 01 March 1901
  3. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 23 April 1903
  4. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 19 June 1923
  5. Coventry Herald - Saturday 27 February 1926
  • 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