British Motorcycles

Joseph Bourne and Sons

Joseph Bourne and Sons of Bath Street, Birmingham.
  • 1840 company established.
  • 1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles.
  • 1904 Chariot motorcycle produced.
  • Elmdon were motorcycles produced by the company from 1915 to 1921. The machine had a 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine and the option of single- or two-speed transmission. Both had belt final-drive, Druid forks and a Senspray carburettor. The specification was simple and the motorcycles were produced in small numbers for a few years. In their latter years, they also produced a 6hp model.

Sources: Grace's Guide

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