British Motorcycles

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 2.35hp 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.

1910 Stanley Show Report
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.

Source: Graces Guide

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