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1910 - 1912

Miles set himself up in business as a cycle manufacturer at the age of 12 in the 1880s and later contracted to manufacture frames for other firms, such as Pedersens in nearby Dursley.  His first involvement with the motor trade came with a batch of frames built for Fee motorcycles in Kingswood, Bristol, they developed their own facilities.  When he saw the increasing popularity of light cars, he went into limited production with a tricar of his own design, predictably with tubular frame and chain drive.  He always used JAP engines for these, air-or water-cooled, which he deemed to be the most reliable available.  4 wheeled versions were available later, and one or two conventional full-sized cars were also built.  With the advent of mass-produced cars he ceased development and concentrated again on cycles.  He was still producing specialist machines such as circus unicycles up to his retirement in the 1960s at the age of 92.

Source: The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile

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