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British Motorcycles

Massey Motor Co

Massey Motor Co of Belgrave Road, in Birmingham.
  • 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 had ceased.
  • 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.


Sources: Grace's Guide



Thu Sep 26 2013
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E.J.Massey
Massey Arran, Massey, H.R.D. Massey Arran
I am trying to research who was E.J.Massey and what happened to him.

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