British Motorcycles

Hill Brothers (of Wolverhampton)

HB were motorcycles produced from 1910 to 1923 by Hill Brothers (of Wolverhampton) of Walsall Street, Wolverhampton.

  • 1910 The first machine was listed. HB stood for the brothers' initials and appeared on an engine of 1¼hp, 136cc. It was possibly meant for a bicycle attachment, with belt drive to the rear wheel. Following that, nothing more was heard of the firm for some time.
  • 1920 After the end of World War I, a conventional 348cc single was listed with a two-speed Burman gearbox and chain-cum-belt drive.
  • 1921 The single was joined by a 499cc, three-speed version.
  • 1922 A 550cc model and also one fitted with a 248cc ohv Blackburne engine appeared.
  • 1923 The above models must have over-stretched the company, as for that year there were just the two 348cc models, with all all-chain drive.

Sources Grace's Guide

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