Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: J. C. Bamford, Coventry Climax, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Crown Equipment Corporation, Joseph Cyril Bamford, Komatsu Limited, JCB Fastrac, Backhoe loader, JCB Dieselmax, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., Weightmate, Toyota Industries, Clark Material Handling Company, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc., Anthony Bamford, Lansing Bagnall, Ferrari Belotti, Hyster Company, NACCO Industries, KION Group, Yale Materials Handling Corporation, Henley Forklift. Excerpt: Coventry Climax was a British forklift truck, fire pump, and speciality engine manufacturer. Coventry Climax ET 199 (1949 model)The company was started in 1903 as Lee Stroyer, but two years later, following the departure of Stroyer, it was relocated to Paynes Lane, Coventry, and renamed to Coventry-Simplex by H. Pelham Lee, a former Daimler employee, who saw a need for competition in the nascent piston engine market. An early user was GWK, who produced over 1, 000 light cars with Coventry-Simplex two-cylinder engines between 1911 and 1915. Just before World War I a Coventry-Simplex engine was used by Lionel Martin to power the first Aston Martin car. Ernest Shackleton selected Coventry-Simplex to power the tractors that were to be used in his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914. Hundreds of Coventry-Simplex engines were manufactured during World War I to be used in generating sets for searchlights. In 1917 the company was renamed to Coventry Climax and moved to East Street, Coventry. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s they supplied engines to many companies manufacturing light-cars such as Abbey, AJS, Albatross, Ashton-Evans, Bayliss-Thomas, Clyno, Crossley, Crouch, GWK, Marendaz, Morgan, Triumph, Swift, and Standard. In the 1920s the company moved to Friars Road, Coventry and in the late 1930s they also acquired the ex-Riley premises in W...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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