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Carlton of Lockhurst Lane, Coventry; also in Nottingham, and quite
possibly in Scotland.
Carlton were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1940.
They produced engines and cars 1901-1902
1922 In February, the first machine was exhibited at the Scottish Motorcycle
Show. It was a lightweight with a 269cc two-stroke Villiers
engine and a choice of single or two speed with clutch and kick starter.
Few other details are available. The marque then all but disappeared apart
from an occasional appearance from time to time.
1930 One model appeared as a typical single of the time, with a Sturmey-Archer
overhead-valve engine driving a hand-change gearbox. Once again all went
quiet and little was heard of the company.
1937 The name reappeared through a new company based in Worksop, Nottingham,
when they produced a neat lightweight with a 122cc Villiers
engine and three speeds, in a loop frame with blade forks.
1940 Post-World War II, the company only produced bicycles.