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Windrush
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31 of 45  Mon 3rd Jun 2013 8:42am  
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Thank you jvb. I will find the book and hope it contains some extra information.
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Windrush
Witney
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32 of 45  Mon 3rd Jun 2013 7:33pm  
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Thanks Adrian. Who were B.O. Morris ? Do you happen to know how much damage was caused in the area of Clay Lane during the blitz ? Does anyone know if the coachbuilders Cross & Ellis were also in Clay Lane ? Problem is, not many people who were around in those days are with us now.
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herberts lad
Exhall
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33 of 45  Wed 5th Jun 2013 6:39pm  
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BO Morris were manufacturers of polishing equipment here is an image of one of their machines.
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Foxcote
Warwick
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34 of 45  Fri 7th Jun 2013 5:26pm  
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For anyone interested, 'Britain From Above' has some clear images of the factory and area Thumbs up
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DBC
35 of 45  Sun 9th Jun 2013 9:36am  
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Adrian
UK
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36 of 45  Sun 9th Jun 2013 11:19pm  
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Thanks herberts lad, there is some more info on Morrisflex here also
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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37 of 45  Mon 10th Jun 2013 12:11pm  
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For anyone interested in pre-1940 Triumph cars (Gloria, Dolomite, etc.) the Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club will be holding their annual rally at Broughton Castle, near Banbury, this coming weekend (15/16 June) - see website Thumbs up
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mcsporran
Coventry & Cebu
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38 of 45  Fri 25th Oct 2013 9:26pm  
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On 22nd Jan 2013 1:32pm, Catshed said: This dates back to the 30's outside the Priory Street works where this photo was taken, it looks like a Triumph 'Gloria' as the poster on the window reads - "Triumph Gloria wins Monte Carlo Rally, light car class, best performance of any British car". KV 6906
This is actually the 1934 Monte Carlo class winning car (3rd overall): www.pre-1940triumphmotorclub.org/gloria.html It was driven by Donald Healey, who had survived the previous rally when his Triumph was demolished by a train he was trying to beat to a level crossing! (Mouse over the picture on the link to see that it survives). Edited by member, 25th Oct 2013 10:05 pm
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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39 of 45  Mon 2nd Jun 2014 11:59pm  
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Heres something I never realised but the Triumph name lives on albeit outside of the motor industry as Triumph-Adler This comes from the fact the Mr Bettmann bought in to a German typewriting firm in 1909 and are still in business in slightly different areas. How ironic when WW1 was only around the corner: Edited by member, 2nd Jun 2014 11:59 pm
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morgana
the secret garden
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40 of 45  Thu 18th Sep 2014 1:54pm  
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Triumph not sure which factory site it is in the photo of the workers.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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41 of 45  Sun 7th Aug 2016 10:41am  
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Another classic Coventry car, seen yesterday at the Great Bucks Steam & Country Fair - a 1935 Triumph Gloria Six Flow Free Thumbs up - or is it? Here's what I found out about it: This model was designed by Triumph's in-house stylist, Walter Belgrove, who in 1974 said "I designed this model around 1934-35 in what was a 'streamline' year with nearly all the manufacturers exhibiting at the Olympia Motor Show showing their versions of the ideal 'windcheater'. We gave the Triumph model the name 'Flow-Free' and I do remember that at speed it was remarkably free from wind roar. The British motoring public in those far off days were more conventional and conservative than they are today and few of the advanced exhibits got beyond the prototype stage. We at Triumph, however, were well received and we put the model into production." However of the 50 Flow-free cars sanctioned for production it is believed that only about half were built in 1935 since despite their undoubted good looks they failed to sell at £425. There are no survivors of the original production cars but this particular example is effectively the only re-creation of such a model and which also has a very interesting history. In the hungry '30s there was a thriving cottage industry of small companies fitting surplus bodies that had not previously been sold, to an alternative chassis. One of these fringe operators was Cooper Motor Bodies of Putney Bridge Road, London who specialised in buying end-of-the-run bodies inexpensively from major motor manufacturers. They decided to fit the body of this car onto a 1931 Bentley Four-Litre chassis. Photo above is of a Bentley with a Flow Free body. Apparently with a minimum of alteration the basic Triumph body tub was adapted to suit the Bentley chassis. But the rear end had to be extended downwards, as was the bodywork beneath the doors at the sides to accommodate the increased depth of the larger car's chassis. The rear wings were also considerably enlarged to cope with the bigger tyres and wheels. A new bonnet and front wings were constructed. In 1994 by good fortune, acknowledged pre-war Triumph expert and restorer Rob Green was able to purchase this original body when the then Bentley owner decided to re-body his car with Vanden Plas replica coachwork. At the same time Rob was also able to obtain a 1938 Triumph Vitesse saloon that was beyond practical restoration (the ultimate development of the Gloria model) and so with a great deal of work the Flow-Free body was grafted to a period Triumph chassis. In effect Rob had to reverse all the previous alterations made to the main body. It has the later two litre six cylinder ohv engine as fitted to the 1938 Vitesse car but overall it is as near as possible to an original 1935 Flow-Free model other than the later Vitesse radiator grille. The finished car is a real eye catcher and of course very unique in being the only surviving example of one. John Quiney
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Prof
Gloucester
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42 of 45  Thu 1st Sep 2016 6:54pm  
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On 14th Dec 2012 1:30pm, NeilsYard said: "Siegfried Bettmann - Triumphs founder died at his home "Elm Bank", Stoke Park" - apparently. Anyone know where Siegfried was buried?
I think you will find, NeilsYard, that Siegfried Bettmann was buried in Stoke St Michael's Churchyard and I also think that, though a Jew, he attended services there, perhaps on a regular basis.
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Prof
Gloucester
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43 of 45  Mon 3rd Jul 2017 9:49pm  
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NeilsYard, I said in another message on this topic that I thought Siegfried Bettmann was buried in Stoke St Michael's graveyard, but I now discover that he was buried in Canley Cemetery in 1951.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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44 of 45  Tue 6th Mar 2018 5:30am  
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Another one that could have gone in several threads but as there's no dedicated Priory Street one - here is that street showing the final days of the Triumph works buildings amongst others as the New Cathedral foundations go in. Edited by member, 6th Mar 2018 5:31 am
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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45 of 45  Mon 11th Jun 2018 2:59pm  
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Yesterday, I attended the Pre-1940 Triumph Motor Club Rally at Bosworth Hall in Market Bosworth Some fine vehicles on view, all Coventry-built! Here is a link to my photographs from the rally - enjoy Thumbs up
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