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Brief History of the Marque: Bulldog
H. H. Timbrell of Central Garage, Olton, Birmingham
In July of 1920, they created the Bulldog motorcycle. The machine
had a bought-in 689cc sv flat-twin Coventry-Victor
engine; a carburettor from B and
B and a magneto from Thomson-Bennett. These were fitted into conventional
cycle parts with the addition of a three-speed Sturmey-Archer
gearbox with belt final-drive. Having been assembled from various parts
the result was very stylish. It had a sloping top-tube and a black-painted
tank to which red panels had been applied. A complete sidecar outfit was
also reputedly available.
As demand outstripped supply, due to the post-war boom, it should have
been a resounding success, but after only three months, the project passed
Engineering. The machine was then retailed under the Slaney