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The father of the founder of AJS Joseph Stevens Sr. was a blacksmith, and in 1984 founded in Wolverhampton Forgings. Harry Stevens supported his father and began to study with him.
Start the motorcycle company's history marked the acquisition of Joseph Mitchell's four-cylinder engine. Harry realized that it was his calling, and with this began the history of the brand AJS.
Soon Stevens made his own engine, which was appreciated, but experts recognized as one of the best in his time. In 1899 he founded the firm Stevens Motors Manufacturing Company.
Four years later, was made and the first car, though, in the sale, he did not reach.
The next attempt to escape was the release of brand new models, really high quality and at the same time is not expensive. The result exceeded all expectations, but with a minus sign. The company not only does not improve his position, but got into huge debts.
Share price has been steadily falling, and endure to the return of loans banks are not wanted. And in the early 30-ies of XX century, the company had to be liquidated.
This is the story of another victim of the Great Depression years 1930-1934.