A Brief History of the Marque
A. E. Lynes & Co., LTD. Moor Street, Coventry.
AEL was an English motorcycle dealer who assembled machines using frames,
engines and other components made by various suppliers between 1919 and
Engines included JAP and Barr & Stroud.
The company also marketed bicycles.
AEL of Moor Street, Coventry built motorcycles from 1919 to 1924.
The initials of A. E. Lynes gave the AEL marque its name. Lynes
was a retail bicycle, spares and accessories dealer in Moor Street, Coventry,
with a shop in the high street.
Grace's Guide, Henshaw, sales literature
After the end of World War I, production started with the use of JAP,
Villiers and Blackburne
engines from 147cc to 350cc. These were mainly two-strokes. The machines sold under the AEL badge were usually constructed
elsewhere as there was no shortage of motorcycle manufacturers in the Coventry area. The economic difficulties of the mid-1920s meant
that the name was short-lived due to
lack of demand.
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