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Payne and Bates

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1900. The 'Godiva' Autocar.
May 1901.
1901. 'Godiva' 7hp. Reg No: BWK 1. Exhibit at Coventry Transport Museum.

Payne and Bates of Coventry

Walter Payne and George Bates

The company was an offshoot from Godiva Engineering Co

Maker of cars from 1900.

Godiva were motorcycles produced circa 1900 by Payne and Bates of Coventry.

1900 (1897?)The company is formed by Walter Payne and George Bates

The company had already been producing cars under their own name and also as the Stonebow.

They also produced a few primitive motorcycles fitted with an aiv engine and with either two or four wheels. The make did not last long.

1902 Company wound up. [1] after the death of George Bates.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] [2] [3] Gazette Issue 27420 published on the 28 March 1902. Page 24 of 80

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