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British Motorcycles

Clarendon Motorcar and Bicycle Co

of Earlsfield, Coventry.
  • 1903 Launched 7-hp car

Hannon and Smith

Hannon and Smith of Dale Street, Coventry

  • Clarendon was a motorcycle built by them from 1901 to 1904. At the same time they also built cars.
  • This reliable motorcycle was built with the company's own or a proprietary engine, rated at 3hp, in a loop frame. With near equal bore and stroke, it had an extra main bearing, outboard of the drive pulley.
  • In 1904 there was a mechanical inlet valve, but the marque soon disappeared.


Sources: Grace's Guide



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