Millford Sidecars

Mills and Fulford

Millford motorcycles were produced by Mills and Fulford of Coventry, between 1903 and 1904. This company was best known for sidecars and trailers, but they did produce motorcycles for a brief period. They used 2¼ hp and 3¼ hp Hamiltons, either hung from the down-tube, or fitted vertically in the frame. In both instances, the drive was by belt to the rear wheel.

The firm also offered the machine in kit form and later added the option of Fafnir or Whitley engines. With a slump in trade, they dropped motorcycles and returned to the sidecar trade they were already familiar with, supplying other manufacturers including AJS, Royal Ruby and Brown Brothers.

1932 Purchased Rex-Acme and produced motorcycles under that name until 1933.

Mills-Fulford of Crown Works, Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry

1899 Company established by James Mills and W. H. Fulford.

1904 Partnership dissolved.

1909. Monoplane.

1913 Incorporated as a Limited Company.

1914 Sidecar manufacturers. Specialities: cycles, trailing cars, fore cars, side cars and jinrickshas.

A very large assortment of side cars for use with motorcycles will be here shown. There will be the original form of side car with ratchet wheel, retailing, with plain wicker chair, at 8 guineas, or with nicely upholstered cane chair at 11 guineas. The company's latest model, fitted with the Radial Castor, will be exhibited for the first time. This is a distinct improvement even upon the original castor wheel, for the making of which Mills-Fulford have been noted for so many seasons.

The spring wheel design introduced some three seasons ago will be. on view, fitted with a variety of bodies, including a handsome coach built car finished on motor car Fines. All 1911 Mills-Fulford side cars will be fitted with the firm's latest patented form of attachment whereby the car can be detached or re-attached inside of two minutes. In addition to this, Mills-Fulford will have on view the latest patterns of hoods, wind screens, petrol carriers, luggage boards and tool boxes.

1910 Stanley Show Report


THERE is an indication that the sidecarist who intends to go in for serious touring will not be satisfied this year with the ordinary protection provided by an apron. Where cost is no consideration, lady passengers usually have a preference for a well-upholstered body with side doors and torpedo front. Popular demand also asks, so we are informed by Mills-Fulford, for a chassis and body with as low a position as possible. This firm has, therefore, applied for the registration of a frame design which we illustrate. This frame enables the body to be slung as close to the ground as is consistent with safety, the actual clearance being 5½in. The body is coach built of three-ply wood and luxuriously upholstered, the front portion being entirely covered in, so that when the hood and screen are up the passenger is protected from the very worst weather. When out of use the screen lies on the top of the torpedo front.

The body is carried on the usual type of "Millford" springs at the rear, but in front leaf springs of the "C" type are connected by shackles to the %body, which should ensure the utmost comfort for the passenger. The new model is called the " Millford Cabrio," and can also be supplied with other types of bodies than the one illustrated, made of cane or wicker.

Messrs. Mills-Fulford, whose address is Crown Works, Coventry, have just issued a new catalogue.

The Motor Cycle January 25th, 1912.

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.

Mills & Fulford Ltd
In your article on Mills & Fulford Ltd you mention that this firm in 1909 produced a Monoplane. I attach a copy from the page of their 1910 sales catalogue that displays a photo of the monoplane
Ian Bade
Raumati Beach, New Zealand

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