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Atlas Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Atlas of Coventry built motorcycles built from 1912 to 1914. 

The Atlas was a short-lived marque built by a small firm in Coventry. They only made TT machines fitted with 492cc & 496cc JAP or Blumfield engines, using bought-in parts. It was a good looking machine finished in black and red. It had a torpedo tank held by plated bands, and Druid forks. Sales were poor and the company failed to survive the onset of war.

There was also a French machine described as an Atlas Babycar built in 1949-1952, and an Atlas built by Aston of Birmingham.

Sources: Grace's Guide, Henshaw, period publications




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