British Motorcycles

Albion Motor Co

The Albion Motor Company of Scotstoun, Glasgow was a manufacturer of cars and commercial vehicles but were best known in the motorcycling world for their gearboxes.


  • 1899 / 1901 The company was formed by T. Blackwood-Murray and N. O. Fulton (late of Arrol-Johnston) at Bathgate.
  • 1902 Became a private company.
  • 1904 The company moved to a large factory at Scotstoun.
  • 1907 J. F. Henderson is Joint MD.
  • 1914 Became a public company.
  • Name changed.
  • 1944 Producing the four-cylinder (68 bhp) and six-cylinder (102 bhp) diesel engines.
  • 1951 Acquired by Leyland.
  • 1972 The Albion name was discontinued.

Albion gearboxes were fitted to Ancora (Italy), Aston, Calthorpe, Carfield, Cotton, Coventry-Eagle, Dot, Elfson, Greeves, Hailstones and Ravenhall, Haden Precision, Lily, McKenzie, Metro-Tyler, Priest-JAP, Priory, Radco, Rex-Acme, Ruby, Saxelby, Spur, Sun, Talbot, Triplette, Triumph Gloria, Weatherell, Whitworth and many other British motorcycles.

Sources: Grace's Guide
NB: There was also an Albion marque made in France.

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