Mr Tom L. Williams of Tamworth

Tuesday 1st January 1935

Mr Tom L. Williams of Tamworth, Staffordshire completed and licensed his first prototype vehicle, the Reliant, which was a three-wheeled, 7-cwt van powered by a 600-cc JAP engine. It is thought that Williams called the company Reliant as some of the old Raleigh parts he used had the initial R on them and so he needed a company name starting with the same letter.

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