TMC, the initials of Touring Motor Cycle, was a motorcycle produced from 1912 to 1915, by Wilkinson, of Acton in London.
This was the name adopted for their four-cylinder, three-speed, shaft-drive luxury machine that had suspension for both wheels and a bucket seat for the rider.
To begin with it was sold as the Touring Auto-Cycle, or TAC, but it was best known by the company name of Wilkinson.
1910 Cycle and Motorcycle Exhibition
Wilkinson T.A.C. Co., Ltd.
London, S.W. Stand No. 33.
Those motorists who are of opinion that the best results are only to be obtained from a multi-cylinder engine, whether it be used in conjunction with a car or a cycle, will be interested in this firm's 1911 models, for Messrs. Wilkinson and Co. are one of the very few who place a four-cylindered motor-cycle upon the market. And the " Wilkinson" motor-cycle has very many up-to-date points to command attention, not the least being the three-speed gear box and leather cone clutch. The petrol tank, fitted over the rear mudguard, is of sufficient capacity to carry the rider for at least two hundred miles. The magneto is very conveniently situated, and is carried upon a special bracket. The brake work has evidently received special attention, internal expanding brakes being employed for both wheels. The front wheel brake is controlled by Bowden wire from the handlebar, whilst the rear brake is brought into action by the depression of a pedal connected thereto by cable wire. All the control levers are conveniently placed upon the handlebar. The engine, it should be noted, can be started from the driver's seat. It is noticeable that various minor improvements and modifications have been introduced into the new model, and it must be admitted that the "Wilkinson," in many ways, shows a distinct advance in motor-cycle design and construction. There are two models shown, one being practically a replica of the other, but more elaborately finished, whilst the H.P. of both is optional, either a 5-6 H.P. or 6-7 H.P. motor being fitted, as desired.
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