[DaimLan] HEWARS MOTOR BODIES OF COVENTRY

Listers,
As several of you seem keen to see more traffic over the
communications lines, I thought I would use the opportunity to ask if
anyone can help me with some research that I am trying to do.
Some of you will know that I own a 1909 Daimler TB22 sleeve
valve engined car

I believe that the (1909) body was made and fitted by Hewars Motor
bodies of Coventry. A very helpful lady informed me, that Hewars Motor
bodies were located in Aldbourne Road, Coventry. On Saturday, I went to a
Daimler and Lanchester Owner’s Club meeting in Birmingham, so I visited
Aldbourne Road on the way home.
Aldbourne Road is very near to the old Daimler works, it covers three
sides of a rectangle, has three industrial premises and about sixty late
Victorian (or Edwardian) terraced houses on it. There is no other space.
One of the industrial premises was built onto a wartime bomb site that
was previously covered by terraced housing, so that one could not be the
site of Hewars. Another is the electricity works and this seems to be as
old as the houses and in an unlikely site, but the third is a disused
factory site, backing onto the Coventry Canal and the residents tell me
that this site was previously the Coventry Climax factory and was a MOTOR
CAR MANUFACTURER prior to that. This seemed to be the likely candidate,
but further research has given me the information that Kewers car bodies
and not Hewar’s car bodies premises were there, so it would appear that I
may have been on a wild goose chase, as far as Aldbourne Road is
concerned.
It is (of course) possible, that the 1906 Directory of Coventry, (from
which I obtained the “Kewars” information) was wrong.
I still want to know more about Hewars Motor bodies, so am asking the
following:-

Does any "Lister" know anything about Hewars Motor Bodies of

Coventry?
Does any “Lister” know where I could find the records of the
Coventry Climax company?
Does any “Lister” know where the Coventry Climax company’s Aldbourne
Road land deeds would be held?
Your help on this matter would be most appreciated.

Regards,
Adrian.
---------------- ********** ----------------
Adrian H. Hanwell.
AHANWEL1@FORD.COM.
Tel 01268 402344.
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Coventry Climax was owned by Daimler and acquired by Jaguar when they bought
Daimler. Records of Climax should be held at the Jaguar Daimler Heritage
Trust, located at the Browns Lane Plant.

I strongly suspect that Hewers and Kewers are the same, one being mispelled.
There could not have been two seperate Coachbuilders in Coventry with such
similar names.

The address sounds correct as the site ended as a Daimler subsidiary
facility. Many Motor Manufacturers took over closely associated
Coachbuilders just before and after the War.

Regards, Christian Hueber----- Original Message -----
From: “Hanwell, Adrian (A.H.)” ahanwel1@ford.com
To: “‘DAIMLAN@JAG-LOVERS.ORG’” DAIMLAN@jag-lovers.org
Sent: 18 April 2000 14:58
Subject: [DaimLan] HEWARS MOTOR BODIES OF COVENTRY.

Listers,
As several of you seem keen to see more traffic over the
communications lines, I thought I would use the opportunity to ask if
anyone can help me with some research that I am trying to do.
Some of you will know that I own a 1909 Daimler TB22 sleeve
valve engined car
http://www.jag-lovers.org/saloons/daimlan/adrian2.jpg
I believe that the (1909) body was made and fitted by Hewars Motor
bodies of Coventry. A very helpful lady informed me, that Hewars Motor
bodies were located in Aldbourne Road, Coventry. On Saturday, I went to a
Daimler and Lanchester Owner’s Club meeting in Birmingham, so I visited
Aldbourne Road on the way home.
Aldbourne Road is very near to the old Daimler works, it covers three
sides of a rectangle, has three industrial premises and about sixty late
Victorian (or Edwardian) terraced houses on it. There is no other space.
One of the industrial premises was built onto a wartime bomb site that
was previously covered by terraced housing, so that one could not be the
site of Hewars. Another is the electricity works and this seems to be as
old as the houses and in an unlikely site, but the third is a disused
factory site, backing onto the Coventry Canal and the residents tell me
that this site was previously the Coventry Climax factory and was a MOTOR
CAR MANUFACTURER prior to that. This seemed to be the likely candidate,
but further research has given me the information that Kewers car bodies
and not Hewar’s car bodies premises were there, so it would appear that I
may have been on a wild goose chase, as far as Aldbourne Road is
concerned.
It is (of course) possible, that the 1906 Directory of Coventry, (from
which I obtained the “Kewars” information) was wrong.
I still want to know more about Hewars Motor bodies, so am asking the
following:-

Does any “Lister” know anything about Hewars Motor Bodies of
Coventry?
Does any “Lister” know where I could find the records of the
Coventry Climax company?
Does any “Lister” know where the Coventry Climax company’s Aldbourne
Road land deeds would be held?
Your help on this matter would be most appreciated.

Regards,
Adrian.
---------------- ********** ----------------
Adrian H. Hanwell.
AHANWEL1@FORD.COM.
Tel 01268 402344.
---------------- ********** ----------------

Dear Listers,
I have been informed that Hewars was a famous builder of horse drawn carriages, before the end of the nineteenth century. Does anyone have any connections with “horsy” people and if so, could you ask them where I could go to ask about Hewars horse drawn carriages. I have been to the British Library and have found several patent applications that Hewars submitted for motor body design improvements. I would like to see their trademark, but it takes more time than I can afford, to go backwards through the trademark books to an indeterminate distant past. I have researched to dates before 1899 without success, but Hewars could have started long before that and may never have registered a trademark. Thank you Christian, for your information. I will try the J.D.H.T. again.
Regards, Adrian.
---------------- ************ ----------------
Adrian H. Hanwell.
Ford Postal Point GB15/GE-D02-A.
AHANWEL1@FORD.COM.
Tel 01268 402344. Dunton 2344.
---------------- ************ ---------------------Original Message-----
From: CHRISTIAN HUEBER ESQ. [philpenn@dircon.co.uk]
Sent: 18 April 2000 15:46
To: daimlan@jag-lovers.org
Subject: HEWARS MOTOR BODIES OF COVENTRY.

Coventry Climax was owned by Daimler and acquired by Jaguar when they bought Daimler. Records of Climax should be held at the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust, located at the Browns Lane Plant.
I strongly suspect that Hewers and Kewers are the same, one being mispelled. There could not have been two seperate Coachbuilders in Coventry with such similar names.
The address sounds correct as the site ended as a Daimler subsidiary facility. Many Motor Manufacturers took over closely associated Coachbuilders just before and after the War.
Regards, Christian Hueber

----- Original Message -----
From: “Hanwell, Adrian (A.H.)” <@Adrian_Hanwell>
To: “‘DAIMLAN@JAG-LOVERS.ORG’” DAIMLAN@jag-lovers.org
Sent: 18 April 2000 14:58
Subject: HEWARS MOTOR BODIES OF COVENTRY.

Listers,
As several of you seem keen to see more traffic over the communications lines, I thought I would use the opportunity to ask if anyone can help me with some research that I am trying to do. Some of you will know that I own a 1909 Daimler TB22 sleeve valve engined car http://www.jag-lovers.org/saloons/daimlan/adrian2.jpg I believe that the (1909) body was made and fitted by Hewars Motor bodies of Coventry. A very helpful lady informed me, that Hewars Motor bodies were located in Aldbourne Road, Coventry. On Saturday, I went to a Daimler and Lanchester Owner’s Club meeting in Birmingham, so I visited Aldbourne Road on the way home.
Aldbourne Road is very near to the old Daimler works, it covers three sides of a rectangle, has three industrial premises and about sixty late Victorian (or Edwardian) terraced houses on it. There is no other space. One of the industrial premises was built onto a wartime bomb site that was previously covered by terraced housing, so that one could not be the site of Hewars. Another is the electricity works and this seems to be as old as the houses and in an unlikely site, but the third is a disused factory site, backing onto the Coventry Canal and the residents tell me that this site was previously the Coventry Climax factory and was a MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURER prior to that. This seemed to be the likely candidate, but further research has given me the information that Kewers car bodies and not Hewar’s car bodies premises were there, so it would appear that I may have been on a wild goose chase, as far as Aldbourne Road is concerned.
It is (of course) possible, that the 1906 Directory of Coventry, (from which I obtained the “Kewars” information) was wrong. I still want to know more about Hewars Motor bodies, so am asking the following:-
Does any “Lister” know anything about Hewars Motor Bodies of Coventry?
Does any “Lister” know where I could find the records of the Coventry Climax company?
Does any “Lister” know where the Coventry Climax company’s Aldbourne Road land deeds would be held?
Your help on this matter would be most appreciated.
Regards, Adrian.
---------------- ********** ----------------
Adrian H. Hanwell.
AHANWEL1@FORD.COM.
Tel 01268 402344.
---------------- ********** ----------------

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Dear All,
… I am still looking for information about Hewars of Aldbourne Road, Coventry. This was a coach and carriage building company, before they became a vehicle body building company. Has anyone ever seen a Hewars coach builder’s plate, or a trademark for this company?
regards, Adrian. - adrian.hanwell@btinternet.com - 01723 341498