The Rival was one of the various brand names used by Warman & Hazlewood from Coventry.
John Warman had started his carier at the Coventry Machinists Co and during the years he had various firms and partners.
In the years 1889-1896 is was with James Hazlewood. They had a logo made of two rings, with the initials W & H. C.
In 1896 Warman left the firm and Hazlewood continued. In later years Hazlewood switched to motorcycles.
The bicycle is an interesting early diamond frame, with pneumatic tyres.
I photographed it in the Coventry Transport museum and they say it dates from 1892 and is a no. 5.
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