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British Motorcycles

De Luxe Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in England c1912 to c1924

Prior to the Great War A. E. Bradford, a schoolteacher of Wolverhampton, built a small number of motorcycles. After WWI he began assembling his "De Luxe" machines from components sourced from other manufacturers. Power units included 269cc Villiers and 346cc Barr & Stroud sleeve valve engines.

There is also an American De Luxe engine built by F.W. Spacke Machine Co. of Indiana, produced around the same period.

Sources: 
Tragatsch
http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Transport/Motorcycles/mc.htm



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