British Motorcycles

Barr and Stroud Engines

A Brief History of the Marque

In 1888 Archibald Barr and William Stroud began their association, forming the Barr & Stroud company in 1913.

The 1923 Grindlay-Peerless ran a 350cc Barr & Stroud engine, as did many other marques of the day. For 1924, Grindlay engines included 500cc singles and 998cc 8 h.p. twins from Barr & Stroud.

Manufacturers using Barr & Stroud engines included:

In 1977 Pilkington PLC acquired Barr & Stroud, and in 2000 Thomson-CSF completed its acquisition of Pilkington Optronics. That same year, Thomson-CSF Racal PLC became Thales PLC, a corporation with development of the UK's future Aircraft Carriers.

See also Barr and Stroud History

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