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Hailstones and Ravenhall

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R and H was a motorcycle produced in 1923, by J. E. Hailstone and George William Ravenhall, of Coventry, who switched their initials to provide the marque name.

The machine was a neat little miniature with a 147cc Villiers two-stroke engine, two-speed Albion gearbox and chain-cum-belt drive. It was simple in design, but a clutch and kickstarter could be added at extra cost.


H and R was a motorcycle produced in 1923 by Hailstone(s) and Ravenhall, of Clay Lane, Coventry.

The company used their initials on a machine that was fitted with a simple 147cc two-stroke Villiers engine with a two-speed Albion gearbox.

By reversing their initials, they sold the same motorcycle under the brand name of R and H.

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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
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9