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Priory Motor Co

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of Dale Street and Cope Street, Coventry

1901 Company formed with £5,000 capital to adopt agreements with A. Hallett, C. L. Loveridge, the Crawford Gear Co and the Hamilton Motor Patents Syndicate.[1] Middleton Crawford as managing director. Also connected was Charles Alexander Hamilton.

1901 A Crawford car was made in Coventry[2]

c1905 Company closed.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 20 June 1901
  2. The Times, April 13, 1996
  3. [1] Gazette Issue 27887 published on the 20 February 1906. Page 16 of 96
  • Coventry’s Motorcar Heritage by Damien Kimberley. 2012. ISBN 978 0 7524 5448 1