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Whitley of Cow Lane, Coventry
Maker of cars from 1900. Owner was Walter Hubbard
Whitley produced motorcycles in Coventry, from 1902 to 1905.
This firm built its own engines, some of which were water-cooled and which hung from the downtube of their motorcycles and sidecar. To help with engine cooling, the latter was fitted with air scoops. With belt drive and braced forks, it was a primitive design
1909 Whitley Motor and Engineering Co listed for striking off the companies register.
1910 Appears to have closed but in 1919 the Whitley Manufacturing Co was formed and may be connected
1924 Whitley Motor Co listed for striking off the companies register.