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British Motorcycles

John Birch

George Eliot was a motorcycle produced circa 1904 by John Birch.

Machines were built to his design with the crankcase cast around the frame tubes. This design was also licensed to Bradbury. In every other respect the machine was a typical primitive of the period.

Birch

Birch were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1904.

The designer, J. J. Birch, was one of the partners of Perks and Birch who produced the motor wheel that would be used by Singer at a later date. He was also known to have produced a very basic motorcycle, which had the crankcase and bottom bracket as part of the main frame. The engines were manufactured in several sizes: 2hp, 2½hp and 3½hp. The design was also built under licence, by Bradbury.

Sources Grace's Guide



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