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morgana
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1 of 8  Wed 24th Oct 2012 3:58pm  
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Postcard advertisement of Rex Motor Co. which like the rest was for sale
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NeilsYard
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2 of 8  Sat 26th Jan 2013 8:27pm  
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Does anyone have any information or images of the Rex Motorcycle Factory that was in Osborne Road, Earlsdon? The site is now home to Aylesdene Court Flats and I know they also produced cars before WWI.
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Catshed
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3 of 8  Sat 26th Jan 2013 9:07pm  
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I was looking into this a few years ago, and it appears the company became 'Rex-Acme' but couldn't find any images of the Earlsdon factory. The Rex Company was I think on the old Rolls Royce/Parkside area ,but I stand to be corrected. Update: It appears Rex Motor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. was also Osborne Road, Earlsdon at some point.
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dutchman
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4 of 8  Sat 26th Jan 2013 9:19pm  
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Well yes, there's a picture with a distant view of its frontage on page 23 of The Coventry We Have Lost: Earlsdon & Chapelfields Explored. Smile
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NeilsYard
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5 of 8  Sat 26th Jan 2013 11:05pm  
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I was born in Newcombe Road and now live back in Earlsdon - I'm sure I recall there being some Factory buildings still being there before the flats went up in the 80's. Just cannot find any images. I understand Rex moved to Earlsdon in 1900.
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dutchman
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6 of 8  Sun 27th Jan 2013 12:21am  
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The picture in the above mentioned book is dated 1907. The plot was bought by the Allard Cycle Co. circa 1893. Allard was then taken over by a Birmingham company which began manufacture of Rex motorcycles at the premises in Osborne Road. I don't know if Allard manufactured anything there themselves.
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jvb
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7 of 8  Sun 21st Apr 2013 10:48pm  
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There is lots of information on Allard, Rex and Rex-Acme in the book 'Coventry's Motorcycle Heritage' by Damien Kimberley.
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NeilsYard
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8 of 8  Tue 7th Jun 2016 6:09pm  
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Thanks to this website - just found an image that I'd been long looking for - 1907 Rex factory can be seen in the distance on the left in Osborne Road.
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