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of Tyseley, Birmingham
Makers of motorcycles and cars (1912-14)
1912 Produced Monarch motorcycles but these were virtually unknown and remained unlisted up to the war years. The machine was typical of the era, with a single-cylinder engine, probably from Precision.
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of motorcycles see the 1917 Red Book
1919/20 Took over Bayliss, Thomas and Co.
Post WWI: Produced Monarch motorcycles from 1919 to 1921. The motorcycles were reputed to have been built as cheaper versions of Excelsior models, and fitted with 269cc Villiers and 293cc JAP engines.
1921 Bayliss, Thomas and Co moved to Kings Road, Tyseley, Birmingham, and started to trade as the Excelsior Motor Co. The Walker family (father Reginald Walker and his son Eric Walker)) took over and after a couple of years, they dropped the original name of Bayliss, Thomas and Co.