Badge showing Smethwick location
Dunelt is a
combination of the names of two founders, Dunford
and Elliot. Originally steel makers in Sheffield, started making motorcycles
in Birmingham in 1919, many having Sturmey Archer engines and gearboxes."
Wes Gadd on the CR
group email list
Duneltís Birmingham factory closed in 1931.
Raynal purchased the rights to build Dunelt Cycles in 1937, with factory address
at Woodburn Road, Handsworth, Birmingham. Raynal was bought out by Tube
Investments in 1950. becoming Dunelt Cycle Co Ltd, Cornwall Road, Smethwick,
Birmingham close the old Raynal cycle works.
Dunelt brand was transferred to Raleigh and continued to be sold especially in
the USA until the late 1960s.