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Foxcote
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1 of 12  Mon 29th Oct 2012 6:56pm  
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Found another back-drop of a street on the linked site. It is I think the Victor factory in Cox Street? It is a view I am not familiar with and would like it checked out please. Victor, Coventry
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Midland Red
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2 of 12  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:20pm  
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Looks as if it is Cox Street The 1921 Telephone Directory lists Morton & Weaver, Engineers & Machinists, at 139 Cox Street
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dutchman
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3 of 12  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:21pm  
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Here is another view of the same shops wrongly captioned by Pictures of Coventry! Oh my It's of course the corner of Fairfax Street not Godiva Street. Pictures of Coventry
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Foxcote
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4 of 12  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:28pm  
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I managed to get a closer one of the sign on the back and still can't read the second word Roll eyes but I did manage to see who was holding the other end of the sheet! Victor
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dutchman
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5 of 12  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:35pm  
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On 29th Oct 2012 7:28pm, Foxcote said: I managed to get a closer one of the sign on the back and still can't read the second word Roll eyes
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Foxcote
Warwick
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6 of 12  Mon 29th Oct 2012 7:45pm  
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Thank you for that Dutchman, there's some good adverts displayed for them on that 'Grace's Guide' site.
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matchle55
Coventry
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7 of 12  Tue 26th Aug 2014 6:51pm  
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I've just picked up an interesting booklet from the Coventry History Society giving a brief history of this firm. Before and after the war the factory stood on the corner of Cox St and Ford St, opposite Wheatley St School and the Alexandra Cinema, it being badly damaged during the blitz. In the mid 70s I restored a tractor which had a Coventry Victor engine, the firm were still in existence then, mainly supplying parts and service and were working from Humber Rd Industrial Estate. The crankshaft was re-metalled by them for a pittance, Mr Weaver the grandson of the founder got the original dispatch book out and gave me all the information relevant to my engine. Has anyone any more memories????
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Kimbo
Leicestershire
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8 of 12  Tue 26th Aug 2014 7:05pm  
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Only that I remember the painted 'Coventry Victor' sign on the wall of the building they were in at Humber Road. It was opposite the former Oscott warehouse, which I used to frequently visit in the nineties. Nothing else - sorry!
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NormK
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9 of 12  Tue 26th Aug 2014 7:26pm  
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Were they called Coventry Victor vibrationless engines at one time. Roll eyes

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NeilsYard
Coventry
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10 of 12  Sat 9th Jun 2018 12:33am  
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Mick Strong
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11 of 12  Sun 21st Feb 2021 2:39pm  
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Again while reading old threads, I came across this one. When I first left Wickman in 1984, I went to run a sub-contract company called J G Bush. Some of the parts they machined were for A N Weaver (Coventry Victor) Ltd. A N Weaver was formed in July 1971
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matchle55
Coventry
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12 of 12  Sun 21st Feb 2021 3:16pm  
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Mick, I think the firm is, or was, still trading under new management. I remember googling the name 3 or 4 years ago and they were still trading, selling mainly consumables and a few new old stock spares. There has been on eBay recently the remains of an engine which was incomplete, I was sorely tempted but common sense prevailed Lol
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