Massey were motorcycles produced from 1923 to 1929, originally by
E. J. Massey
1923 Having left the Massey-Arran
company the previous year, E. J. Massey produced a new marque under
his own name. The new Massey motorcycle was available from January
1923, and had a 545cc Blackburne
engine for either solo or sidecar
use. A special feature was internal expanding brakes for both wheels. Soon
there were further models with an ohv version of the 348cc Blackburne,
plus 292cc and 346cc sv JAP
engines. A cheaper version of the 292cc sv JAP
model also became available a little later. This had two-speed chain-cum-belt
transmission and V-rim brakes. However, by the end of the year, production
1924 Early that year, both the name and the rights to manufacture were
acquired by R. L. Jepson of Blackburn.
Until the end of the decade Massey machines continued to be available,
fitted with either Blackburne
or Villiers engines.
Note: The Massey Motor Co remained in the trade for many
more years, specializing in frame and fork repairs.