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British Motorcycles

Motorcycles at the 1920 Olympia Show

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A STAND-TO-STAND DESCRIPTION OF MOTOR CYCLES, SIDECARS, AND THREE-WHEELERS ON VIEW AT OLYMPIA (Nov. 29th to Dec. 4th).

The reports and illustrations have been prepared by the staff of The Motor Cycle after personal examination of the exhibits.

What the Show Reveals

PROGRESS in 1920 is observable in many directions. "Tendencies in Design" (pages 672-676) reviews these improvements in detail to assist our readers who are visiting the Show to assimilate the main items of interest, the outstanding features are summarised below:

(1) Improvements in cooling.

(2) A new British four-cylinder.

(3) Mechanical lubrication systems.

(4) New electric lighting sets.

(5) Weatherproof passenger machines.

(6) Improved saddle suspension.

(7) Novel two-stroke engines.

(8) More overhead valve engines.

(9) New countershaft gears.

(10) The large number of dual-purpose single-cylinder mounts.

(11) Lightweight sidecar outfits

(12) Novel frame designs.

(13) Increasing adoption of saddle tanks.

(14) Many new spring forks.


A.J.S. (119.)

  • 7 h.p.; 74x93 mm. (800 c.c.); V twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed A.J.S. countershaft gear; all-chain drive; Dunlop 700x80 mm. tyres. Price: With sidecar £215; solo £159 10s.

A. J. Stevens and Co. (1914), Ltd., Graiseley House, Wolverhampton.

Long famous as a machine embodying every luxury that care in design can provide, the new A.J.S. will even improve its reputation. For 1921 a larger engine is fitted with roller bearing big-ends, a three-ring piston, and larger cooling fins. Also, an internal expanding front brake has been adopted, which is operated by pedal, thus doing away with the inverted handlebar brake levers. Primary chain adjustment has been elaborated, the gear box being moved backwards forwards by a screw, which provides easy and accurate positioning...

Continued: A.J.S. 1920


Blackburne. (12.)

  • 4 h.p.; 85x88 mm. (498 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed Burman gear; chain drive; 28x3in. tyres.

Burney and Blackburne, Ltd., 28, Conduit Street, London, W.l.

A substantially constructed dual-purpose machine is the 4 h.p. Blackburne. It is fitted with 28in. wheels and all-chain drive, protected by a guard over the upper length of the chain. A contracting band foot brake operates on the rear wheel, and the pedal. is conveniently situated on the off side. Brampton spring forks are a standard fitting, and the Blackburne engine is, of course, employed. As is well known, this popular power unit has an outside flywheel and a detachable cylinder head held in place by three long studs and nuts. The low riding position, large footboards, and wide handle-bars combine to give the rider a feeling of security, and the black finish is admirably set off by the red panelled tank...

Continued: Blackburne 1920


BAT. (69.)

  • 6 h.p.; 76x85 mm. (770 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side valves; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven Magdyno; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; all-chain drive; 28x3in. tyres.

The Bat Motor Manufacturing Co. (1918), Ltd., Penge, S.E.

One of the pioneer firms of the motor cycle industry, the Bat has always had a high reputation, particularly for speed and workmanship. The 6 and 8 h.p. machines shown on the stand do not differ greatly from their predecessors, but all of them are good examples of the modern motor cycle, and in particular of the method whereby the parts are arranged, so that even the smallest details are accessible. The ordinary model has a twin V engine driving the rear wheel through a countershaft gear box and clutch, transmission being entirely by chain. Both chains are covered in by metal casings of substantial and stiff design...

Continued: BAT 1920


Connaught. (Stand 95.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 73x70 mm. (293 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; petroil lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x25in. tyres. Price with sidecar £100.

The Bordesley Engineering Co., Ltd., Birmingham.

Quite the most attractive exhibit of the Connaught stand is the fascinating little sidecar outfit, for the performance of which we can vouch after an extended road test. Our readers will remember that the Connaught, which was a pioneer among two-strokes, has always embodied a combined inlet and exhaust manifold so that the incoming charge is well warmed. The engine is well constructed with ample bearing surfaces and drives by chain to a two-speed countershaft gear with handle-bar controlled clutch and kick-starter. This primary chain is protected by a neat cast aluminium cover. Final drive is by belt...

Continued: Connaught 1920


B.S.A. (Stand 69.)

  • 4½ h.p.; 85x98 mm. (557 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B.S.A. carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; three- speed constant mesh gear; chain drive; 26 x 2½ in. tyres.

B.S.A. Cycles, Ltd., Small Heath, Birmingham.

For single-cylinder side-car work B.S.A. machines have made a reputation for reliability under hard usage. At the last Olympia Show, the company introduced a twin-cylinder model which has firmly established itself during the present year, and the same success is bound to follow the new single-cylinder machine which takes the place of the 4½ h.p. model previously marketed. This new machine may be said to be a redesigned proposition, using the older model as its nucleus, so externally those familiar with the well-known single will not, at first sight, observe much difference between the old and the new models. There are differences, however, and all are to the good. First, perhaps, should be mentioned the redesigned timing gear which now embodies external cams which materially reduce mechanical noises. There are also several other points which have been improved with a view to obtaining a great degree of silence, a new and larger silencer being one of them...

Continued: BSA 1920 Models


Ariel. (Stand 97.)

  • 4½ h.p.; 86.4x100 mm. (585 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by- side valves; mechanical lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed sliding pinion gear; chain drive; 28x3in. tyres.

  • 6-7 h.p.; 73x95 mm. (795 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed sliding pinion gear; chain drive; 28x3in. tyres.

Ariel Works, Ltd., Bournbrook, Birmingham.

Two new models are this year exhibited by this well-known Birmingham firm, and, except for the engines, the machines are identical. The 6-7 h.p. twin engine in one of these is little altered since the last Show, and is one of the few long-stroke twins on the market. The gear boxes, too, are as in the 1920 models, and are good examples of three-speed counter-shaft gears, in every way conforming to up-to-date practice. The 4½ h.p. single-cylinder engine is entirely new, embodying mechanical lubrication and a decompressor t facilitate starting. For this reason an exhaust valve lifter has been dispensed with. A plain bearing of exceptionally large diameter is used on the driving side main shaft, oil being led to it by ducts cast in the crank case.

A massive steering head, particularly large forks...

Continued: Ariel 1920 Models


Alecto. (Stand 147.)

  • 3 h.p.: 76x76 mm. (345 c.c); single cylinder two-stroke; drip-feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; cam-driven magneto; two-speed Burman gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £87 10s.

Cashmore Bros., Grove Road, Balham, London, S.W.12.

Inspired no doubt by the fine performance of their small two-stroke engine at Brooklands, where it captured twenty-one long-distance records in August last, Messrs. Cashmore Bros, have gone very thoroughly into the question of lightweight sidecar work. The result of their investigation forms the chief exhibit on this stand - the specially designed 345 c.c passenger outfit. This machine has a considerably stronger frame, a larger tank, wider footboards, bigger spring forks and a different type of mudguarding from the solo model, and sells at £125. Another addition to their range is a single-geared T.T. machine...

Continued: Alecto


Saltley. (Stand 175.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; B. and L. drip lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 26 x 2½ in. tyres. Price £130.

Saltley Cycle Co., 86, Snow Hill, Birmingham.

The Saltley Cycle Co. stage three neatly designed machines, embodying the 4 h.p. Blackburne, the 2¾ h.p. Vulcanus, and the 2½ h.p. Villiers power units. All three machines are excellent examples of the assembled type, and neatly finished in handsome colouring...

Continued: Saltley


Chater-Lea. (Stand 90.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; two-speed countershaft gear; chain and belt drive; 26 x 3 in. tyres. Price £70.

Chater-Lea, Ltd., 74, Banner Street, London, E.C.1.

A pleasing looking little lightweight of standard design is the 2½ h.p. Chater-Lea, black and gold finish being employed. Mudguarding has been particularly well carried out, and the sloping top tube provides a low riding position and neat appearance. A lever control for the magneto is fitted to the tank, which also carries a Best and Lloyd drip feed lubricator. Special Chater-Lea spring forks are, of course, fitted, and a single toolbag is carried on the near side of the carrier. The countershaft gear box is particularly well carried out, and is controlled by a lever and quadrant on the left side of the tank.

  • 8 h.p.; 85x85 mm. (964 c.c.); two-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; three-speed sliding gear; chain drive; 700x80 mm. tyres.

A luxurious sidecar machine is seen in the 8 h.p. Chater Lea twin...

Continued: Chater-Lea 1920


Hobart. (Stand 102.)

  • 2½ h.p. Villiers; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Amac carburetter; flywheel magneto; single-speed gear; belt drive; 26x2½ in. Hutchinson tyres.

Hobart Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry.

This machine is the simplest, and most inexpensive of the wide range of Hobarts - all lightweights. Petroil lubrication has been adopted only this year, and only for this particular model. Owing to the design of the bottom bracket, which is specially slotted for this purpose, a Chater-Lea two-speed gear box may be fitted without any structural alterations. Should, therefore, the purchaser of a single gear Hobart desire later to go in for serious touring or mountaineering in a small way, he will be able, given the necessary sprocket, etc., to effect a conversion himself...

Continued: Hobart 1920 Models


WILKIN. (Stand 146.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac, B. and B., or Senspray carburetter; chain-driven Magdyno; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; all-chain drive; Wood-Milne or Hutchinson 26in. x 3in. tyres. Price £190 with sidecar.

Wilkin Motors, Ltd., Onslow Road, Sheffield.

The officially observed "Round the Coast" test is still fresh in the minds of the public; and just as surely have the lessons of that test been utilised by Wilkin Motors. Mudguarding has been much improved and strengthened, and the chain cases are designed to be completely mud and waterproof; albeit they detach with little trouble. Specially thoughtful is the provision of a means of clipping the chains in position, and thus avoiding much irritating "fishing" in the lower half of the gear case...

Continued: Wilkin Motors


F.N. (139.)

  • 7 h.p.; 52x88 mm. (748 c.c); four-cylinder four-stroke; valves on either side; mechanical lubrication; Amac carburetter; gear-driven magneto; three-speed gear; shaft and bevel drive; Palmer Cord 26in.x3in. tyres.

F.N. (England), Ltd., Kimberley Road, Willesden Lane, London, N.W.8.

Belgium has always been noted for its engineering products, particularly for the excellence of its foundry work, and it is rather disappointing that only one Belgian motor cycle manufacturer is seriously represented in this country. However, the good points of that one make - the F.N. - probably compensate for lack of variety. From very early days the F.N. four-cylinder has been steadily carving a niche for itself in the heart of the British public...

Continued: FN 1920 Models


ZENITH. (87.)

  • 3½ h.p. Bradshaw; 68x68 mm. (499 c.c); horizontal twin-cylinder four-stroke; overhead valves; mechanical lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; gear-driven magneto; Zenith-Gradua gear; belt drive; Avon 26x2-¼ in. tyres. Price (provisional) £130.

Zenith Motors, Ltd., Hampton Court.

Probably the greatest attraction on the Zenith stand is the new Bradshaw engine sporting machine. The engine of this may be regarded as the first attempt at really scientific oil-cooling. As has already been described in The Motor Cycle, the cylinders are sunk inside the crank case, only the heads being exposed. The forced-feed lubrication pump provides a constant stream of oil from a separate tank in which it is kept cool, and the cylinders and pistons...

Continued: Zenith 1920 Models


SUNBEAM. (Stand129.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac or B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed constant mesh type gear; enclosed chain drive; Dunlop or Bates ,650 x 65 mm. tyres. Price £155 8s.

John Marston, Ltd., Sunbeamland, Wolverhampton.

Although the capacity of the Sunbeam single-cylinder engine is only 499 c.c, it has proved capable of the severest sidecar work, and for dual purposes it stands in the highest rank. Famous long ago on Sunbeam pedal cycles, the oil bath gear case...

Continued: Sunbeam 1920 Models


Francis-Barnett. (Stand 34.)

  • 2¾ h.p.; 70x76 mm. (292 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; splash lubrication; B. and B. carburetter, chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 26 x 2¼ in. tyres. Price £89 5s.

Francis and Barnett. Ltd., Lower Ford Street, Coventry.

The Francis-Barnett lightweights are among the prettiest in the Show, and one interesting result of the 1921 taxation scheme is that the makers are careful to state the exact weight of all their models. With empty tanks and without lamps or tools, the weights range from 152 lb. for the single-speed two-stroke, to 195 lb. for the de luxe model...

Continued: Francis-Barnett 1920 Models


RUDGE. (Stand 113)

  • 3½ h.p.; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; inlet over exhaust valves; pump lubrication; Senspray carburetter; gear-driven magneto; variable speed gear; belt drive: 650x65 mm. tyres. Price £110 5s.

Rudge-Whitworth, Ltd., Coventry.

It is interesting that the makers of the Rudge, as one of the few remaining exponents of the all-belt drive, have fitted an all-metal chain-belt to some of their latest Multi models. This belt is in effect a wide chain, to the links of which are attached sprung V shaped gun-metal plates...

Continued: Rudge 1920s


Verus. (Stand 161.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Cox-Atmos or Senspray carburetter; chain-driven Maglita ,; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x3in. tyres. Price with side-car £200.

Alfred Wiseman, Ltd., Glover Street, Birmingham. Very rapid has been the rise of the Verus. A trust in the value and lessons of reliability trials probably accounts for this in no small degree. Anyhow, whatever the cause, the Verus now ranks among the aristocracy of the pastime, and careful examination proves that the position has been well earned...

Continued: Verus


Matchless. (Stand 68.)

  • 8 h.p. M.A.G.; 82x94 mm. (995 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; overhead inlet valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven Magdyno; three-speed sliding gear; chain drive; spring frames 28x3in. tyres. Price with sidecar £231 12s. 6d.

H. Collier and Sons, Ltd., 44, Plumstead Road, Plumstead, S.E. With a reputation second to none, the Matchless Model H is unrivalled for sidecar work, and with its spring frame and very complete equipment it must be numbered amongst the luxurious sidecar machines. Detachable and interchangeable wheels are provided, and it may be obtained with either the M.A.G. or J. A. P. engine...

Continued: Matchless 1920s


Beardmore-Precision (11.5.)

  • 3 h.p.; 71x84 mm. (550 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; mechanical lubrication; Zenith carburetter; chain-driven magneto; two-speed selective clutch gear; all-chain drive; spring frame; Dunlop 26in. x 2¼ in. tyres. Price £105 solo; £140 combination.

F. E. Baker, Ltd., King's Norton.

Great interest was aroused at last year's Show in the first models of this machine, and the latest type shown this year is no less noteworthy. In internal design of the engine itself, certain alterations have been made, especially in the shape of the exhaust port and the piston deflection...

Continued: Beardmore Precision 1920


Whippet Miniature Motor Cycle. (Stand 26a.)

  • l½ h.p.: 56x61 mm. (150 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; overhead valves; drip feed lubrication; Vici single-lever carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; chain drive; Wood-Milne 18x2in. tyres. Price £58 10s.

W. G. Hayward and Co., Ltd., Twickenham.

Three distinct models are shown on this stand, which differ only in minor details. In every case the motive power is the same; the interesting little Whippet engine is fitted with an aluminium cylinder and a steel liner. The cylinder head is of cast iron...

Continued: W. G. C. Hayward and Co


Edmund. (Stand 145.)

  • 2¾ h.p. Blackburne; 71x88 mm. (349 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Burman gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2 ¼ in. tyres. Price £105.

C. Edmund and Co. (1920), Ltd., Crane Bank, Chester.

Both front and rear springing on the Edmund is now very advanced for a lightweight machine. The rear system of springing is no new untried device; but, for the benefit, of those who are newcomers to the pastime, we will recapitulate. Briefly, the top tube, to which is attached the petrol tank, is pivoted at its forward end...

Continued: Edmund 1920


Dunelt. (Stand 138.)

  • 4½ h.p.;, 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Cox Atmos carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Hutchinson 26in. x2½ in. tyres. Price £115, with sidecar and spare wheel £150.

Dunford and Elliot (Sheffield). Ltd., 95, Bath Street, Birmingham.

It is satisfying to note that the Dunelt is making good, striking out as it does on new and hitherto untried lines, and yet with a definite reason for its divorce from Dame Convention. To combine power for sidecar-work with a low initial cost is the raison d'être of this machine, and we think that the makers have achieved their aim...

Continued: Dunelt 1920


CALTHORPE. (Stand 112.)

  • 3 h.p.; 75x79 mm. (350 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; Sturmey-Archer gear; chain-driven magneto; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2-in. tyres. Price £115 10s., with sidecar and lighting set.

Calthorpe Motor Cycle Co., 16, Barn Street, Birmingham.

One of the most interesting of the new lightweight sidecar machines is the 3 h.p. two-stroke Calthorpe. This model, which is fitted with the Calthorpe 350 c.c engine, is noteworthy as being a very complete outfit at an extremely moderate price. It is capable of averaging well over 20 m.p.h. on give-and-take roads with a passenger, and will reach a maximum of nearly double this figure. It is to be observed that in an effort to prevent the ruthless overloading...

Continued: Calthorpe 1920


Allon. (Stand 62.)

  • 2 ½ h.p.; 70x76 mm. (292 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip-feed lubrication-; Senspray carburetter; Fellows chain-driven magneto; three-speed Allon gear; chain and belt drive; 26in. x 2¼ in. tyres.

Alldays and Onions, Ltd., Matchless Works, Birmingham.

The Allon is here shown for the first time with a three-speed gear box of the firm's own manufacture, the change making the machine more suitable for sidecar work. Accordingly a complete outfit is exhibited and is a small but practical vehicle not too elaborate, yet with all the fittings that the average rider would desire. The engine is quite a normal type two-stroke also made by the firm, and transmission, is by chain and belt. Two models are offered, the engine in each case having the cylinder cast integral with the top of the crank case...

Continued: Allon 1920


Royal Ruby. (Stand 125.)

  • 8 h.p.; 85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip-feed lubrication; Amac or B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; all-chain drive; Dunlop 28x3in. tyres. Price £235.

Ruby Cycle Co., Ltd., Royal Ruby Works, Altrincham.

Notable for its excellent system of springing, employing laminated leaves for both front and rear wheels, both the 3 h.p. and 5 h.p. Royal Ruby are again attracting the attention of prospective buyers. A very fine sidecar outfit is the leading feature of the stand, and employs an 8 h.p. J.A.P. engine. Notable points in the construction of the machine are the locking plates on the spring fork shackles. These enable the shackle bolts to have dome-ended nuts on them, thus preventing the ends of the bolts from getting rusty. A strengthened front down tube, which consists of a main central tube with a single tube of smaller section on each side of it, is another distinctive feature, while another good point is the well-designed spring housing below the saddle, and the double down tubes from it; one goes to the rear engine plate and the other to the front end of the chain stays, immediately behind the gear box...

Continued: Royal Ruby 1920 Models


Quadrant. (Stand 41.)

  • 6 h.p.; 87x110 mm. (653 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; Amac or Senspray carburetter; gear-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain drive: 26x2½ in. tyres. Price with side-car £155.

March Newark and Co., Ltd., Lawley Street, Birmingham.

The Quadrant is a serviceable and steady mount, suitable for everyday hard work without needing undue care or attention. The principal model is the new 6 h.p., chiefly notable for a very wide and substantial crank case, which is kept smooth on the exterior, and, therefore, is exceptionally easy to clean. This idea has been consistently carried out, in that the number of plated parts on the motor cycle is reduced to a minimum. The riding position, and shape and length of handle-bar are good, and the sidecar chassis appears to be quite substantial enough to stand the exceptionally rough usage which this type of machine is usually accorded...

Continued: Quadrant 1920


Omega. (Stand 21.)

  • 5-6 h.p. J.A.P.; 70x85 mm. (654 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; B.T.H. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26 x 3in. tyres. Price £135.

W. J. Green, Ltd., Omega Works, Coventry.

This is a handsome machine primarily intended for sidecar use and fitted with the latest pattern 5-6 h.p. J.A.P. engine. Among its principal features are a concealed top tube, rendering the tank easy to clean, excellent mudguarding, a large silencer with tail pipe underneath the gear box, comfortable footboards, and generally substantial construction...

Continued: Omega 1920 Models


Armis. (Stand 22.)

  • 5 h.p.; 70x85 mm. (654 c.c.); two-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Cox Atmos single-lever carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; three-speed Burman gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2 ½ in. tyres. Price with sidecar, £165; solo, £135.

Armis Cycle Co., Heneage Street, Birmingham.

This is an attractive sidecar outfit of reasonable weight, fitted with the latest 5 h.p. J. A. P. engine. It is driven by a substantial chain, which is adequately protected through a Burman three-speed gear box incorporating a clutch and kick starter...

Continued: Armis


Victoria. (Stand 121.)

  • 4 h.p. J.A.P.; 85.5x85 mm. (488 c.c.) single-cylinder four-stroke side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; Splitdorf chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26 x 2½ in. tyres. Price with side-car £125.

Victoria Works, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Stands Scotland where she did? (sic) However, the absence of quantity is more than balanced by the quality and remarkable value of the only exhibit from across the Border. Most striking is the value of the sidecar outfit offered, as specified above, at the figure of £125 inclusive.

For the family man who does not possess an ultra deep pocket...

Continued: Victoria 1920/21 Models


Cotton. (Stand 165.)

  • 2½ h.p. Villiers; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip-feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; flywheel magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £71 8s.

The Cotton Motor Co. Bristol Road, Gloucester.

Triangulated frame construction has been for years the text of the theorist, but in practice pedal cycle ideas and fashions remain very much with us. Eminently satisfactory as the conventional frame proves, it should not be regarded for this reason as le dernier cr; and an advanced design, such as the Cotton, which breaks away entirely from convention, deserves every encouragement, for in that direction progress lies...

Continued: Cotton 1920s


Lea-Francis. (Stand 58.)

  • 5 h.p.; 64x92 mm. (592 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; overhead inlet valves; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; Lucas chain-driven Magdyno; three-speed constant mesh type gear; chain drive; 26x2½ in. tyres.

Lea and Francis, Ltd., Lower Ford Street, Coventry.

The Lea-Francis needs no introduction; for many years it has been regarded by many as one of the highest class machines on the road, albeit one of the most silent...

Continued: Lea-Francis 1920


Martinsyde. (Stand 141 a.)

  • 6 h.p.; 70x88 mm. (680 c.c.); V twin four-stroke; overhead exhaust valves; drip-feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; three-speed A.J.S. pattern gear; enclosed chain drive; Dunlop 650x65 mm. tyres. Price with sidecar £175.

Martinsyde, Ltd., Mayberry Hill, Woking.

Two sidecar taxis and a light delivery outfit (with an interchangeable "pleasure" body, by the way) will not obscure the public eye to the excellent value offered on this stand in both the standard and de luxe sidecar outfits...

Continued: Martinsyde 1920 Models


L.M.C. (Stand 10.)

  • 6-7 h.p.; 79x86 mm. (842 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; Sturmey-Archer gear; 650 x 65 mm. tyres. 10s.

Lloyd Motor Engineering Co., Ltd., Monument Road, Birmingham.

No great change has taken place in the general lines, but special attention has been paid to the design of a machine for overseas use larger wheels and tyres are fitted , all-enclosed chain drive is adopted, and, of course, this model is eminently suitable for home use also.

On the standard model a chain guard is fitted to the top portion of the chain only. A special feature is the saddle and footboard suspension system...

Continued: Lloyd (L.M.C.) 1920


HARLEY-DAVIDSON. (Stand 29.)

  • 7-9 h.p.; 84.1x88.9 mm. (998 c.c); V twin-cylinder four-stroke, over-head inlet valves; mechanical lubrication; Schebler carburetter; Remy chain-driven ignition and lighting generator; three-speed countershaft gear; chain drive; Goodyear or Firestone 28x3in. tyres. Price £196 magneto model.

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co., Harleyson House, Newman Street, W.l.

To the mechanically minded one of the most attractive features on this stand is the part section of the 7-9 h.p. Harley-Davidson electrically equipped power unit, which reveals the evenness of metal in the cylinders, the regularity of the radiating fins, the ingenious mechanical oil pump, and the timing gear of this engine...

Continued: Harley-Davidson


British Excelsior. (Stand 67.)

  • 2¾ h.p. Blackburne; 71x88 mm. (349 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £96.

Bayliss, Thomas and Co., Ltd., King's Road, Tyseley, Birmingham.

An extensive range of lightweight machines provided by this firm, as in addition to the Blackburne-engined model, with two-speed gear, clutch, and kick-starter, a similar model may be obtained with a 2½ h.p. Villiers two-stroke engine. This, again may be equipped with a plain two-speed gear box, or it may be single-geared, thus providing a range of four models on the same general lines. With footboards, curved mud shields and ample mudguards, the Excelsior should be a lightweight suitable for any weather....

Continued: Excelsior 1920 Models


Levis. (Stand 121.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 62x70 mm. (211 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac (or other) carburetter; chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; belt drive; Hutchinson 24x2¼ in. tyres. Price £60.

Butterfields, Ltd., Stechford, Birmingham.

Two-strokes as a rule are suspected of being uneconomical that is to say, their consumption is considered to be high in proportion to their power. Therefore, great interest is being shown in the result of the recent Levis consumption test, when the machine averaged over 20 m.p.h. over a fifty-mile course, with a petrol consumption at the rate of 320 m.p.g.

Continued: Levis 1920

Campion. (Stand 163a.)

  • 8 h.p. J.A.P.; 85.5x85 mm. (£86 c.c.); V twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; Lucas Magdyno; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; enclosed chain drive; Dunlop 28x3in. tyres. Price without side-car £140.

Campion Cycle Co., Ltd., Robin Hood Street, Nottingham; and Nottingham Motor Cycle Taxi Co., Byard Lane, Nottingham.

Although these two firms (in conjunction) intend their vehicle primarily to be a sidecar-taxi outfit, there is no doubt that the luxurious two-seater here staged will appeal in addition to the family man. Another standard Campion outfit of last year's specification is shown; but, as this type is being discontinued, we will confine our description to the two-seater...

Continued: Campion 1920


Dalton. (Stand 15.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; three-speed Burman gear; chain and belt drive; Wood-Milne 650x65 mm. tyres. Price £115 10s.

Dalton Motor Co., Ltd., 17-19, John Dalton Street, Manchester.

The 4 h.p. model is an attractive double-purpose mount, suitable for solo riding, and yet sufficiently powerful for a sidecar in all ordinary districts. One of the chief features of this mount is the careful manner in which the mudguarding has been studied. The rear guard extends well over the back wheel, and is provided not only with deep valances, but a special guard over the belt. Footboards sloping to a comfortable angle are provided. As regards the frame, combined lugs are employed where possible, and the tool-bag cases are welded on...

Continued: Dalton


Unibus. (Stand 26.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; C. A. V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed constant mesh gear; shaft and worm, drive; Dunlop 16x2½ in. tyres. Price ninety-five, guineas.

Gloucestershire Aircraft Co., Ltd., Sunningend Works, Cheltenham.

One of the most interesting exhibits in the miniature line is the Unibus chassis, which shows distinct originality. The motive power is a 2½ h.p. two-stroke engine set across the frame, which drives through a single dry plate clutch to a two-speed gear box...

Continued: Unibus


Ivy. (Stand 124.)

  • 3 h.p.; 75x79 mm. (350 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt or chain drive; Dunlop 26 X 2¼ in. tyres. Price £89 solo, £118 with sidecar.

S. A. Newman, Ltd,, Lichfield Road, Birmingham.

The Ivy two-stroke makes a speciality of working under heavy loads, and has demonstrated its capabilities publicly on more than one occasion of late. In its general layout, the engine is of the standard three-port type...

Continued: Ivy 1920


Sun. (Stand 65.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (259 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres.

The Sun Cycle and Fittings Co., Ltd., Aston Brook Street, Birmingham.

Sun-Vitesse motor cycles are lightweight machines which really are light, and therefore are handy for the hundred and one small journeys that are often necessary. The principal changes in the design for this year are the extra roller bearing inside the crank case on the crankshaft...

Continued: Sun 1920


INDIAN. (Stand 100.)

  • 7-9 h.p.; 79x100 mm. (997 c.c); twin cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Schebler carburetter; American Bosch gear-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; all-chain drive; 28x3in. Goodyear tyres.

Hendee Mfg. Co., 366, Euston Road. N.W.

There have been few more popular heavy twins than the 7-9 h.p. Powerplus Indian, which, on account of its smooth running, high power, and the comfort afforded by its spring frame, has undergone practically no alteration since its first introduction, but remains particularly suitable for sidecar work on any roads where adhesion is possible...

Continued: Indian Motorcycles (UK)


Radco. (Stand 61.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 67x70 mm. (247 c.c); single cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; Lion chain-driven magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; 24 x 2in. tyres.

E. A. Radnall and Co., Dartmouth Street, Birmingham.

On the new Radco sporting model all non-essential parts have been eliminated, yet there is everything that could assist the rider to attain the required end. Footrests, naturally, have superseded foot plates in this type...

Continued: Radco 1920


Velocette. (Stand 123.)

  • 2¼ h.p.; 62x73 mm. (220 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; mechanical lubrication; Amac or B. and B. carburetter; gear-driven magneto; two-speed constant mesh gear; all-chain drive; Dunlop 24x2¼ in. tyres. Price £75.

Veloce, Ltd., Victoria Road, Aston, Birmingham.

As the Velocette was recently described in The Motor Cycle, only a short resume of its most prominent points will be given here. One of its chief attractions is the complete mechanical lubrication, which relieves the rider of all responsibility beyond refilling the sump every 500 miles or so...

Continued: Velocette 1920 220cc


Clyno. (Stand 141.)

  • 8 h.p.; 76x102 mm. (925 c.c); V twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Amac carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; three-speed constant mesh type gear; enclosed chain drive; spring frame; Dunlop 28 x 3 in. tyres.

Clyno Eng. Co., Ltd., Pelham Street, Wolverhampton.

Nature decrees that we desire most earnestly the unattainable. For this reason close interest in the 8 h.p. Clyno has been and is intense, and now that deliveries are definitely commencing, that interest, by reason of the sheer completeness of the design, will not flag of Clyno manufacture and design, the engine has detachable cylinder heads and a carefully planned system of mechanical lubrication...

Continued: Clyno 1920


Raleigh. (Stand 99.)

  • 5 h.p.; 77x75 mm. (700 c.c.); flat twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; gear-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; all-chain drive; Dunlop 650x65 mm. tyres Price £162 15s. solo; £204 15s. with sidecar.

Raleigh Cycle Co., Ltd., Nottingham.

Although it was exhibited at last year's Show, the flat twin Raleigh has only lately been put into production. In fact, the Show exhibits are the first production samples, so that the machine has not yet been seen much on the road, and is probably not familiar to readers. Perhaps the most noticeable point about it is its neatness, when one considers that the engine is a flat twin of 700 c.c...

Continued: Raleigh 1921 Models


Coulson B. (Stand 162.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip-feed lubrication; Flixi (sic) carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; spring frame; Avon 26in. x2½ in. tyres.

  • 2¾ h.p. Blackburne; 71x88 mm. (349 c.c); single-cylinder; in other respects as 4 h.p. model.

F. Aslitt Coulson Engineering Co., Ltd., Albion Street, King's Cross, N.W.1.

Although a comparative new comer, the Coulson B is already a well-established favourite. This quick rise to popularity may be accounted for by the fact that the company make their machines, and do not merely assemble them. The engine and gear box, however, are proprietary units...

Continued: Coulson


Cedos. (Stand 36.)

  • 2¼ h.p.; 62x70 mm. (211 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Cedos carburetter; Runbaken chain-driven magneto; two-speed countershaft gear; chain and belt drive; Denton or Hutchinson 24x2¼ in. tyres. Price, lady's model, £75 12s.; standard, £73 10s.

Hanwell and Son (Components), Northampton.

The Cedos motor cycle is full of interesting points. It has not been greatly altered since last year, but one of the modifications lies in the exhaust pipe, which is now carried underneath the engine-shield...

Continued: Cedos 1920


Sparkbrook. (Stand 122.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 ram. (269 cc.); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; flywheel magneto; two-speed Sparkbrook sliding gear; chain-belt drive; Dunlop 26 x 2 in. tyres. Price £70.

Sparkbrook Cycle Co., Coventry.

It is remarkable how the substitution of the flywheel magneto on the Villiers engine helps to produce a clean appearance on this machine. This of course, is in addition to the other advantages of excellent low speed sparking and low weight...

Continued: Sparkbrook 1920


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Reading Standard 1920

Among the interesting points of the Reading Standard is the fact that it has the largest engine of any motor cycle in the Show

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Reading Standard 1920

The new cylinder head of the Reading Standard. The valve springs are enclosed m cases with a locking ring beneath.

READING STANDARD. (Stand 37.)

  • 10 h.p.; 85.8x95.4 mm. (1,170 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Schebler carburetter; Splitdorf gear-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; chain drive; Firestone 28x3in. tyres.

Stanley. J. Watson, 37, Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey.

The Reading Standard was one of the first American-made motor cycles that conformed in design to British ideas as to valve disposition. It is, however, rather more up-to-date than many British machines in that mechanical lubrication is fitted. Like all American big twins it is strongly constructed, made to withstand roughly roads, and is provided with a comfortable saddle. The current for the electric lighting is supplied from a Splitdorf generator.

Following American practice the clutch can be actuated either by the foot or by hand, and unless the clutch is withdrawn the gear lever cannot be moved owing to the interlocking device provided. The models shown are all fitted with sidecars with the exception of one.

Although the engine is rather larger than is fitted to British motor cycles the complete machine is compactly arranged, and is not clumsy in appearance.


Priory. (Stand 6.)

  • 2½ h.p. Arden; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; Hutchinson 26 x 2½ in. tyres.

Derry and Edwards, 1, Great Eastern Street, London, E.C.I.

The 2½ h.p. two-stroke Priory is an attractive little mount of handsome appearance, with Ace disc wheels, which are particularly well finished. With wide and well valanced mudguards, it appears to be a thoroughly practical little mount...

Continued: Priory


Kenilworth. (Stand 144.)

  • l¼ h.p. Norman; 55 x 60 mm. (142.5 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; over-head valves; drip feed lubrication; single-lever carburetter; Runbaken direct-driven magneto; single-speed gear; belt and chain drive; Kenilworth 18x2in. tyres. Price £52 10s.

Booth Bros., Much Park Street, Coventry.

Although originally a scooter, the fact that it possesses a seat, and that this steering head is triangularly supported by duplex tubes from the main frame, makes the Kenilworth actually a miniature motor cycle...

Continued: Kenilworth


ENFIELD. (Stand 118.)

  • 8 h.p.; 85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c.); two-cylinder V twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; two-speed Enfield selective clutch gear; all chain drive; Palmer cord 700 x 80 mm. tyres Price with sidecar £160.

Enfield Cycle Co., Redditch. Vickers, Ltd., who are manufacturing the new engine for the Royal Enfield combination, have already such a well-deserved reputation that one cannot doubt the quality of their product. The engine itself, which was described in the last issue of The Motor Cycle, is of the standard V twin type...

Continued: Royal Enfield 1920


New Imperial. (Stand 91.)

  • 2¾ h.p.; 70x76 mm. (292 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; E.I.C. C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed sliding dog gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £89 5s.

New Imperial Cycles, Ltd., Birmingham.

A light machine, which should be capable of going anywhere, and which has, in fact, proved its prowess in many competitions, is the 2¾ h.p. New Imperial...

Continued: New Imperial 1920


Triumph. (Stand 114.)

  • 4 h.p.; 85x97 mm. (550 cc); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; Triumph carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain-belt drive; 26 x 25in. tyres.

Triumph Cycle Co., Coventry.

Though the modifications in the 4 h.p. Triumph for 1921 have been in the shape of detail improvements only, there is little doubt that the Triumph stand will be, as usual, a centre of attraction...

Continued: Triumph 1920


P. and M. (Stand 74.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 83x89 mm. (498 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed expanding clutch gear; chain drive; 26 x 2¼ in. tyres. Price £125.

Phelon and Moore, Ltd., 4, Berners Street, London, W.l.

Minor alterations only have been effected in the popular 3½ h.p. P. and M. The front brake is now a shoe of compressed Ferodo operating in a dummy belt rim on the wheel, and another improvement is found in the cushioning device incorporated in the engine sprocket. A feature of this machine is, of course, the mechanical lubrication...

Continued: P&M 1920


Bown. (Stand 114.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; flywheel magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear, with clutch and kick starter; chain and belt drive; 26 x 2¼ in. tyres. Price £68.

Bowns, Ltd., 301, Sumner Lane, Birmingham.

The Bown, which has enjoyed a distinct vogue in the past, has been supplemented for this season by two larger models, equipped with 2½ h.p. and 4 h.p. Blackburne engines respectively. They are good-looking and workmanlike machines, well fitted together, and remarkable for the quality of their finish...

Continued: Bown 1920


New Hudson. (Stand 75.)

  • 2¼ h.p.; 60x72 mm. (292 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; two-speed New Hudson gear-; chain and belt drive; 24x2in. tyres. Price: Tourist and sports £75; racing £85.

New Hudson, Ltd., Works, Icknield Street, St. George's Birmingham.

This firm's popular machines are offered in three separate patterns for 1921, of which the special racing model is quite a new divergence. It has a specially balanced flywheel and crankshaft, an aluminium piston, and is guaranteed to be capable of fifty miles per hour. Visitors will notice that the discs fitted to the wheels of this model are several inches less in diameter than the wheel rim; the designer asserts that these "three-quarter discs" entirely prevent side winds from affecting the steering...

Continued: New Hudson 1920


Rex. (Stand 84.)

  • 4 h.p.; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; B. B. carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear box; chain and belt drive; 28x3in. tyres. Price £133 13s.

Rex Motor Mfg. Co., Ltd., Coventry.

In the model 44 C Rex is presented a dual-purpose mount of attractive appearance. With a view to its employment with a sidecar, the lugs for attachment are built into the frame, which is specially designed to give a low saddle position...

Continued: Rex 1920 Models


Bradbury. (Stand 60.)

  • 6 h.p.; 74.5x86 mm. (750 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; three-speed Bradbury gear; chain and belt drive; 650x55 mm. tyres.

Bradbury and Co., Ltd., Wellington Works, Oldham.

Bradbury machines have for many years attained a name in the world of motor cycle manufacture, especially where a mount having at once great strength and proved reliability is required. Naturally, the 6 h.p. sidecar machine is the principal feature on the stand, because it represents sound and well-tried practice in sidecar outfits, and is essentially made to stand up to the exigencies of everyday hard work...

Continued: Bradbury 1921 Models


O.K. Junior. (Stand 101.)

  • 2¼ h.p.; 67x70 mm. (246 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke: drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; belt drive; Hutchinson 25x2 in. tyres. Price £50 8s.

Humphries and Dawes, Ltd., Hall Green Works, Birmingham.

As an example of a simple machine at a really popular price, the O.K. Junior merits close attention. The engine, which is manufactured by the O.K. people is a very clean-looking and simple piece of work, and has such refinements as a release valve with a duct leading to the exhaust pipe and a carefully-arranged system of drip feed lubrication...

Continued: OK 1921 Models


Brough. (Stand 64.)

  • 5 h.p.; 70x90 mm. (690 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; Thomson-Bennett gear-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain drive; 650x55 mm. tyres.

E. Brough and Co., Basford, Nottingham.

On the Brough stand there is the overhead valve 3½ h.p. and the large 5 h.p. model G. Both machines are designed on very pleasing lines, so that they not only have a smart appearance, but also are essentially workmanlike, and a sound mechanical job - a point which is not without considerable value in the eyes of the possible purchaser...

Continued: Brough 1921


Wulfruna. (Stand 16.)

  • 2¾ h.p. Blackburne; 71x88 mm. (349 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed constant mesh gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £99 15s.

Wulfruna Engineering Co. (1920), Ltd., Great Brickkiln Street. Wolverhampton.

Finished in black and gold the Wulfruna range of lightweights is attractive both in appearance and in specification. Of sound and orthodox design, the list of fittings includes Brampton forks, Blackburne engine, and Sturmey-Archer gear box...

Continued: Wolf Models for 1921


Abbottsford (162a.)

  • 1½ h.p.; single-cylinder four-stroke; overhead valves; drip lubrication; single-lever carburetter; chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; chain drive; 16x2 3/8 in. tyres. Price £35.

Abbottsford Motor Scooter and Engineering Co., Ltd., 5, Surbiton Road, Kingston-on-Thames.

This is distinctly the smallest mechanically-propelled three-wheeler in the building. Just as there is a small but steady demand for the tricycle in the pedal cycle world, so will the Abbottsford make its appeal. But beyond the question of its suitability for the nervous or elderly rider...

Continued: Abbotsford


Douglas. (Stand 126.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 68x68 mm. (494 c.c); flat twin four-stroke; overhead valves; mechanical lubrication; Degory carburetter; gear-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; all-chain drive; Hutchinson 650x65 mm. tyres.

Douglas Motors, Ltd., Kingswood, Bristol.

The new Douglas sporting engine has already been described in our columns. Only in its main lines does it follow existing Douglas practice. The valve gear is quite new. Both cylinder heads are detachable, and above the valve rocker bearings (which form part of the casting), there is a small ribbed aluminium chamber, which is filled with oil about every thousand miles, and lubricates the valve rockers by a wick feed. Engine lubrication is also new; a worm-driven pump on the top of the crank case draws oil from the tank and forces it through a sight feed to two pipes which lead into the base of each cylinder...

Continued: Douglas 1922 Models


Olympic. (Stand 32.)

  • 2¾ h.p. Orbit; 68x72 mm. (264.5 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; belt drive; 26x 2½ in. tyres. Price £65.

  • 2¾ h.p.; 68x72 mm. (264.5 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three and reverse, or four-speed Jukes constant mesh gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2½ in. tyres. Price £84.

Olympic Cycle and Motor Co., Ltd., Granville Street, Wolverhampton.

This exhibit comprises single gear and multi-speed lightweights fitted with the Orbit engine. The most interesting item of the specification is the swinging bracket on which the gear box is mounted in the multi-speed models. The bracket swings on a pivot pin; its arc of travel is adjusted by two set screws locked by four nuts, so that the chain tension can be set to very fine limits without any possibility of disturbing the alignment. Any make of gear box can be fitted to this bracket, and the requisite variations of chain or belt line are easily made with the aid of an adapter boss for the flywheel...

Continued: Olympic


Wooler. (Stand 33.)

  • 2¾ h.p.; 60.5x60 mm. (349 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side exhaust, overhead inlet valves; mechanical lubrication; Amac carburetter, B. and B. (touring); gear-driven magneto; variable speed expanding pulley gear; belt drive; 26 x 2¼ in. tyres. Price £102 semi-T.T.; £103 10s. touring; £112 Brooklands.

Wooler Motor Cycle Co. (1919), Ltd., Alfreton. The Wooler exhibit comprises four models, namely, the standard touring model, which is practically identical with the successful machines of 1920, semi-T.T. (belt-driven), a Brooklands model (belt-driven), and the completely new Colonial model described below, which has a three-speed gear box and single chain drive...

Continued: Wooler for 1921


DOT. (Stand 28.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 70x64 mm. (492 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; E. I. C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; Hutchinson 26x2 2¼ in. tyres. Price £120.

Dot Motors, Ellesmere Street, Hulme, Manchester.

This is an entirely new model, clearly designed for the sporting solo rider. In bringing down the weight to 196 lb., Mr. Harry Reed deserves to be very warmly congratulated. Although the machine is of low build, and possesses ample crank case clearance, the cylinders may easily be removed without dismounting the engine, and, although light in weight, it is equipped with all refinements, including a two-speed gear box incorporating a clutch and kick-starter...

Continued: DOT Models for 1921


Mohawk. (Stand 131.)

  • 4 h.p. King Dick; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter-; chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 25 x 2½ in. tyres.

Mohawk Cycle Co., Ltd., Alexandra Road, Hornsey, N.8.

Each year sees the number of purely pedal cycle firms at Olympia dwindling away - not because they are going out of business, but because they recognise that all their cycle customers are also potential motor cyclists, and that, when the satisfied owner of a pedal cycle contemplates donning goggles, his first thoughts will turn to the makers of his present cycle..

Continued: Mohawk Motorcycles


Diamond. (Stand 98.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x76 mm. (293 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Enfield gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2½ in. tyres. Price £84.

D.F. AND M. Engineering Co., Ltd., Diamond Works, Wolverhampton.

Amongst the firms who distinguished themselves just prior to the Show by setting up new records at Brooklands are the D.F. and M. Engineering Co., whose beautifully finished little J.A.P.-engined lightweight forms a centre of attraction. Model K embodies a J.A.P. engine and Enfield two-speed gear, yet; though the specification appears ordinary, there are many little details which distinguish the Diamond range from the average machine...

Continued: Diamond 1921


Hazlewood. (Stand 96.)

  • 8 h.p. J.A.P.; 85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c.); V twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; all-chain drive; Dunlop 28x3 in. tyres. Price with sidecar £210.

Hazlewood, Ltd., West Orchard, Coventry. A reputation for sturdy construction has been a Hazlewood characteristic for some years past, and the new 8 h.p. machine will do nothing to detract from: this. A newcomer to the ranks of the 8 h.p. sidecar outfits is always a matter of interest, and the latest Hazlewood is a fine example of British construction...

Continued: Hazlewood Models 1921


Rover. (89.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear; chain drive; 650x65 mm. tyres.

The New Rover Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry.

The Rover has always been immensely popular, and has gained a name for quiet and smooth running equalled by few single-cylinder machines. Minor alterations and detail improvements have been carried out, and all-chain drive is now standardised. A neat aluminium case encloses the first step, while the final drive has a guard on the upper portion only. A point about the Rover has always been the compact build; and a particularly comfortable riding position, including a low saddle...

Continued: Rover for 1921


Skootamota. (Stand 142.)

  • l½ h.p.; 60x44 mm. (125 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; overhead valves; hand pump lubrication; single lever carburetter; C.A.V. gear-driven magneto; single-speed; enclosed chain drive; Wood-Milne 16x2 3/8 in. tyres.

Gilbert Campling, Ltd., 1, Albemarle Street, Piccadilly, W.l.

A plated machine reposing on a mirror forms a dazzling centre of attraction here. All the models shown have open frames and seats, and are provided with large size footboards which should assist greatly in shielding off dirt and dust. Even the scooter has been developed in divers ways in accordance with modern dictates. For instance, one model has plated disc wheel covers, whilst another specimen, which will appeal to ladies, is provided with a wicker basket on the handle-bars...

Continued: Skootamota


Beaumont. (Stand 163.)

  • 2¾ h.p. Blackburne; 71x88 mm. (348 CO.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; Runbaken chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain drive; Kempshall 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £99 10s.

Beaumont Motors (Leeds), Ltd., Cleopatra Works, Harehills, Leeds.

There is a clean neatness about this all-chain drive lightweight that is very commendable. Detail, both in design and finish, is of a high standard, and, although the power-unit and gear box are proprietary units, the machine is in many ways distinctive...

Continued: Beaumont


New Scale. (Stand 130.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; B.T.H. chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Avon 26x2½ in. tyres. Price £126.

Roberts and Hibbs, Ltd., Bank Street, Droylsden, Manchester.

Manchester appears to have a distinct leaning towards startling colours for its motor cycle products. The recently introduced New Scale follows the lead of other factories in the same locality by adopting a vivid crimson colour scheme...

Continued: New Scale


Dayton. (Stand 48.)

  • 1¾ h.p.; 57x65.5 mm. (161 c.c): single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; Fellowes chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; chain and belt drive; 25x2 in. tyres.

The Charles Dayton Mfg. Co., 221, High Street, Shoreditch, London.

In view of the number of men who are permanent invalids as a result of the war, it is interesting to see that the Dayton motor bath chair is now on the market as a production model after its initial essay last year. A small two-stroke engine is placed at the rear of the frame and drives a countershaft by a chain, the countershaft containing a clutch. From the countershaft the belt is taken to a rim on the near side front wheel...

Continued: Dayton Cycle Co.


Coventry Acme. (Stand 85.)

  • 8 h.p.; 85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; pump and drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; M-L chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 28x3in. tyres. Price with sidecar £213 15s.

Coventry Acme Motor Co., Ltd., Earlsdon, Coventry.

Designed for use with a sidecar, the Acme is fitted with an 8 h.p. J. A. P. engine, Sturmey-Archer gear box, and chain and belt transmission. The sidecar lugs are built integral with the frame, and the steering head and lugs are steel stampings. Lubrication is carried out by suction through a sight feed lubricator...

Continued: Coventry Acme 1921


Cykelaid. (Stand 49.)

  • l¼ h.p.; 51x51 mm. (105 c.c.); two-stroke; mechanical lubrication; Amac carburetter; Runbaken chain-driven magneto; single-speed gear; chain drive; 28 x 1¾in. tyres.

The Sheppee Motor Go., Ltd., York.

The Cykelaid is one of the most interesting small machines in the Show. It is designed to be attached quite easily to the ordinary pedal bicycle, and, when attached, it forms a vehicle which can be used for shopping or even for comparatively long spins...

Continued: Cykelaid


Autoglider. (Stand 21.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Amac or Senspray carburetter; Villiers flywheel magneto; single-speed gear; chain drive; spring frame; Palmer 16x2 3/8 in. tyres. Price £57 15.s.

Autoglider, Ltd., Caxton House, Great Charles Street, Birmingham.

There are numerous interesting features in the Autoglider, and not the least of these is the spring frame. The frame is rectangular, and between the front and rear portions are two laminated springs in line. Each spring is anchored to a bridge in the centre of the frame...

Continued: Autoglider


Hoskison. (Stand 51.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; three-speed sliding dog gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres.

The Hoskison Motors, Ltd., 72, Lozells Road, Birmingham.

Particular attention has been paid by this firm to the subject of mudguards, as all three types are provided with guards which are more than usually wide, the result being that the engine and frame should keep remarkably clean if the machine is used in winter or during bad weather...

Continued: Hoskison


James. (Stand 88.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 66x70 mm. (239.5 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; Thomson-Bennett chain-driven magneto; two-speed dogs and chain gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £75.

James Cycle Co., Ltd., Greet Birmingham.

A machine of high-class specification which possesses many refinements is the James 2¼ h.p. two-stroke. It is a true lightweight with 26in. wheels and tyres, and a riding position which is as low as it is comfortable, a specially adapted Lycett saddle with spring peak being fitted. Minor improvements have been carried out, and the engine has been slightly increased in size, as formerly it had a cubic capacity of 226 c.c.

  • 3½ h.p.; 64x77 mm. (500 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; Thomson-Bennett chain-driven magneto; three-speed sliding gears; chain drive; 26x 2¼ in. tyres. Price £135.

Twin engines of 500 c.c. are nowadays rare...

Continued: James Models 1921


Corona. (Stand 41.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 72x100 mm. (448 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; forced lubrication; Amac carburetter; E.I.C. magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2½ in. tyres Price £105.

Meteor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 98, Tollington Park, London, N.4.

It is obvious that the designers of the Corona Junior had in mind motor car practice, when their machine first was evolved, many of the features of the engine being those with which the car driver is familiar. For example, the crank case, of cast iron, contains a very substantial sump to hold a reserve of oil. From the timing gear is driven a small pump...

Continued: Corona-Junior


Humber. (Stand 86.)

  • 4½ h.p.; 75x68 mm. (600 c.c.); flat twin- cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; mechanical lubrication; Claudel carburetter; E.I.C. gear-driven magneto; three-speed countershaft gear: chain drive; 26x2 ½ tyres. Price £140.

Humber, Ltd., Coventry.

Whether it be as a solo touring machine, a sporting model with dropped handle-bars and footrests in lieu of footboards, or a side-car machine, the horizontally-opposed twin Humber is an attractive mount with a considerable reputation which has been lately enhanced by its fine performance in the Six Days Trial...

Continued: Humber 1921 Models


Sheffield Henderson. (Stand 44.)

  • 4 h.p. Blackburne; 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; vacuum lubrication; Amac carburetter; Runbaken chain-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear;. chain drive; 26x2½ in. tyres.

Henderson Sidecars, Aero Works, Fitzwilliam Street, Sheffield. One of the most interesting machines in the Show is the new 4 h.p. Sheffield Henderson and sidecar. It has many unusual features. The metallurgical portion of the design has been considered with more than usual care...

Continued: Sheffield-Henderson


N.U.T. (Stand 140.)

  • 5 h.p.; 70x88 mm. (680 c.c.); V twin four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven Magdyno; three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2½ in. tyres.

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Motor Co., Ltd., St. Thomas Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Last year the 3½ h.p. N.U.T. was introduced as a model designed expressly for solo work. However, in practice it was found that the average owner did not honour this stipulation, and thus the makers were faced with the common problem of either spoiling their machine for the genuine soloist by adapting it for sidecar work...

Continued: NUT 1921 Models


Massey-Arran. (Stand 24.)

  • 5-6 h.p.; 70x85 mm. (654 c.c); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop Magnum 700 x 80 mm. tyres. Price £145 sports model; £185 touring model.

Massey-Arran Motors, Delbarn Road, Birmingham.

The sports model Massey-Arran is quite a handsome machine, finished in black and gold, and fitted with wide and well valanced mudguard that at the rear being of specially generous dimensions. Among the features of this machine may be mentioned the symmetrically designed expansion chamber at the base of the crank case...

Continued: Massey-Arran


Norton. (Stand 11.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 79x100 mm. (490 c.c); single-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; all chain drive; 26in. x2½ in. tyres. Price £132.

Norton Motors, Ltd., Bracebridge Street, Birmingham.

Of the Norton range the 3½ h.p. model is well-known by its successes on the track. As a three-speed roadster it is perhaps one of the fastest touring machines existing, while it is also a very attractive sidecar-mount when fitted with a light attachment such is the new Norton sidecar to which it is seen affixed...

Continued: Norton 1921 Models


Kingsbury. (Stand 43.)

  • 2¾ h.p.; 75x79 mm. (349 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; Senspray carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed selective clutch gear; chain drive; 25x2¼ in. tyres.

Kingsbury Engineering Co., Ltd., Kingsbury Engineering Works, Kingsbury.

Originally interested in aviation, the above company are the manufacturers of a small and popular two-cylinder car as well as of the new two-stroke motor cycle shown on the stand. The cycle is of medium weight and of straightforward design, and is fitted with a substantial carrier and toolbags enclosed and reinforced by steel casings...

Continued: Kingsbury


Metro-Tyler. (Stand 51.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed constant mesh gear; chain and belt drive; 26 x 2in. tyres.

Tyler Apparatus Co., Ltd., Bannister Road, North Kensington.

The Metro-Tyler is a small two-stroke which has acquired already a considerable reputation and has not increased too greatly in weight during the past few years, with the result that it still is a small and handy machine suitable for almost every class of work...

Continued: Metro-Tyler 1921 Models


Ixion. (Stand 160.)

  • 2½ h.p. Villiers; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; flywheel magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £75; lady's model £78.

Ixion Motor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Great Tindal Street, Birmingham.

Although embodying standard components there are many little points about the Ixion that appeal to the practical motor cyclist. The belt guard, for example, first applied only to the lady's machine, is now fitted to both types. This should be appreciated by the business man and others who ride in ordinary long overcoats. Removal of four set-screws detaches this guard, which is integral with the primary chain cover. Another noticeable little point is the arrangement of the mudshields, which fail to strike the usual jarring note and positively blend with the machine...

Continued: Ixion Motor Manufacturing


P. AND S. (Stand 38.)

  • 3 h.p. Dalm; 73x76 mm. (318 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand and drip lubrication; Amac two-lever carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Burman gear; chain and belt drive; Hutchinson 25x2¼ in. tyres. Price £83 10s.

  • 2¾ h.p. J.A.P. 292 c.c.; single-cylinder four-stroke; other details as above. Price £90.

Pearson and Sopwith, 89, Long Acre, W.G.2.

The two-stroke Dalm-engined P. and S., equipped with Burman two-speed gear, which incorporates a clutch and kick-starter, is a handy little runabout. Mudguarding is well studied, the guards being of generous dimensions for a light-weight. The comfort of the rider has been looked after; and aluminium-covered footboards form part of the equipment. For those who prefer a four-stroke engine, the lightweight P. and S. fitted with a J.A.P. engine should have a special attraction for solo riders...

Continued: Pearson and Sopwith


R. W. Scout. (Stand 56.)

  • 2¾ h.p.; 73x76 mm. (318 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; single speed gear; belt drive; 26x2½ in. tyres.

R. Weatherell, Southgreen, Billericay, Essex.

The "R. W. Scout" is a quite simple and straightforward little two-stroke having a Dalm engine, unconventional because of the twin exhaust pipes which project from the forward side of the cylinder, and carried downwards to a cast aluminium silencer...

Continued: RW Scout


Superb Four. (Stand 31a.)

  • 10 h.p.; 63.3x78.7 mm. (998 c.c.); four-cylinder four-stroke; overhead valves; forced feed lubrication; Zenith carburetter; Lucas chain-driven Magdyno; three-speed gear, integral with engine unit; final chain drive; Dunlop 700x80 mm. tyres.

Coppen, Allan, and Co., 89, Great Portland Street, W. (sole concessionaires).

Since the passing of the T.M.C., it is a deplorable fact that Great Britain has not, for many years, possessed a home-built four-cylinder motor cycle. Therefore, if for this reason alone, the advent of the Superb Four is calculated to arouse great interest...

Continued: Superb Four


Motorped. (Stand 18.)

  • l¼ h.p.; 51x51 mm. (105 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Amac carburetter; Runbaken magneto; single-speed gear; chain drive; 28xl½ in. tyres.

Patrick Engineering Co., Ltd., Brierley Street, Birmingham.

The Motorped is new in name only - this being the title the makers of the Simplex cycle attachment give to the complete cycle built by them, and equipped with their power unit. One of the earliest units made for this purpose, the Simplex is a "flat" two-stroke single of fairly conventional design...

Continued: Motorped


Scott. (Stand 148.)

  • 3¾ h.p.; 71x69 mm. (532 c.c.); twin-cylinder two-stroke; automatic lubrication; Amac carburetter; T.B. chain-driven magneto; two-speed expanding clutch gear; chain drive; Palmer 26 x 3 in. tyres.

Scott Motor Cycle Co., Ltd., Saltaire, Yorkshire.

Scotts are becoming quite a cult, and it is very noticeable that Scott riders are generally very exclusively Scott enthusiasts. And each year this circle of admirers so widens that it is extra, ordinary that so many of the Bradford firm's features remain exclusively their own. The water-cooled twin two-stroke undoubtedly is a most fascinating combination to own and to drive; and, although outwardly little change is apparent, each year it takes a step nearer a very advanced ideal of perfection...

Continued: Scott 1921


Reynolds. (Stand 17.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Senspray carburetter, flywheel magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; 550x65 mm. tyres. Price £94 10s.

Jackson Car Manufacturing Co., Pangbourne, Berks.

The Reynolds Runabout deserves a much better location than its little niche under the gallery. This machine is rather difficult to describe, but might be termed a "utility tandem lightweight," appealing to people who want something as handy as a scooter but altogether faster and roomier...

Continued: Reynolds-Runabout (Jackson)


Coventry Victor. (Stand 247, Gallery.)

  • 5-7 h.p.; 75x78 mm. (688 c.c); flat twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by side valves; semi-automatic sump lubrication; B. and B. or Amac carburetter; chain-driven magneto three-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain drive; 650x55 mm. tyres.

Coventry Victor Motor Co., Ltd. Coventry.

In addition to a full range of its well-known engines, this company stages a complete motor cycle constructed of its special fittings. Any cynic who holds that a full-sized flat twin cannot be accessibly housed in a motor cycle frame should study this machine. The magneto carburetter, and valves are all instantly get-at-able. Each cylinder can be detached if necessary, leaving the rest of the engine in position...

Continued: Coventry-Victor 1921


J.E.S. (Stand 111.)

  • 1 h.p.; 55.6x60.3 mm. (146 c.c.); single-cylinder four-stroke; inlet overhead exhaust valves; mechanical lubrication; J.E.S. carburetter; gear-driven magneto; single-speed gear; belt drive; Dunlop 26xl¾ in. tyres.

J.E.S. Motor Works, Gloucester

Originally designed as an attachment to a pedal cycle, and still obtainable for this purpose, the J.E.S. engine is shown fitted to a specially built machine with spring forks. The power unit, although so small, is extremely interesting. A very neat automatic carburetter of small size is fitted, and the rocker gear for the overhead inlet valve is contained within the induction pipe...

Continued: JES


Vindec. (Stand 191.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 64x70 mm. (226 c.c.); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; chain-driven magneto; two-speed dog clutch gear; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres.

Brown Bros., Ltd., Great Eastern Street, London, S.E.

A thoroughly practical little mount with very pleasing outlines, the Vindec lightweight is the only 1921 model bearing this historic name. The detail finish is very good, and plated parts have been reduced to a minimum...

Continued: Vindec



DECEMBER 9th, 1920.

NEW MACHINES OF INTEREST SEEN OUTSIDE THE SHOW.

Olympia is not sufficiently large to accommodate all those who desired to display their wares in its spacious hall, consequently not a few items of interest were to be seen in the Hammersmith Road and the surrounding district.

Coventry Eagle

The best-known exhibit was that of the Coventry Eagle Motor Co., which was well-worth an inspection. A wide range of models was shown; The 5-6 h.p. J.A.P.-engined sidecar outfit, fitted with a Sturmey-Archer, gear box and chain-cum-belt drive, is an excellent machine following standard lines throughout, but possessing one or two special features. Both brakes are on the rear wheel, that on the off side being of the external contracting pattern provided with a right and left-hand thread adjustment on the brake rod. The other brake consists of a Fibrax-lined aluminium shoe situated on the near side of the machine...

Continued: Coventry-Eagle 1920


A Water-cooled Single.

An important motor bicycle, which we are very glad to see revived after the war, is the 3 ½ h.p. Green. Our readers may remember that Green engine is one of the lightest and most successful water-cooled engines ever fitted to a motor cycle. Water-cooling undoubtedly possesses many attractions; when it is fitted it is more easy to keep the engine in tune and more easy to maintain full power on full throttle. The Green engine possesses a cast iron cylinder, over which is pressed a copper water-jacket and honeycomb radiator combined.

This jacket is secured at the top by means of a castellated ring nut, while at the base of the jacket is Green's patent watertight joint, consisting of a rubber ring between two brass rings equally expanded by means of bolts. The valves are overhead, and so designed as to produce the maximum efficiency.

These excellent features remain unaltered...

Continued: Gustavus Green


The Pullin Position.

In the same building there was also to be found the interesting Pullin motor cycle, which was dealt with in very full detail in The Motor Cycle of March 25th, 1920. Unfortunately, so far as production is concerned, it is no further advanced than it was at that date, but Mr. Pullin informed us that he hoped very shortly to announce that the manufacture of this interesting machine was already in progress...

Continued: Pullin


Another motor cycle which was on view in the same house was the Ready-Jap. It is an attractive little machine built by Messrs. D. Read and Co., Weston-super-Mare. The frame is composed of straight tubes throughout. It is fitted with a 2 3/4 h.p. J.A.P. engine and the best components, and its principal feature consists of a concealed silencer in the end of the long exhaust pipe. This consists merely of two drilled cones, of which the apex faces forward...

Continued: Ready


A Miniature Runabout.

Quite the cheapest three-wheeler in the neighbourhood of Olympia was the Cambro, made by the Central Aircraft Company, Ltd., Kilburn. The motive power, which was formerly known as the Johnson motor wheel, and now known as the Economic motor attachment, is situated over the rear wheel.

Continued: Cambro


Slaney at the Olympia Show

A machine which is built of standard components, is the Slaney, sold by the Slaney Engineering Co., Kyneton Road. Olton, Birmingham.

Its motive power is a Coventry Victor engine, modified by the company so as to get a better chain clearance by moving the carburetter on to the near side, and placing the exhaust pipes on the off side. The exhaust pipes lead into a long narrow expansion chamber running across the width of the vehicle...

Continued: Slaney



An Engine Unit.

An excellently-made two-stroke engine was to be seen at Messrs. Burts Motors, 245, Hammersmith Road. This is the M. and B., made by Messrs. John Morris, Mill Lane, Knowle, near Birmingham. The engine is the ordinary three-port pattern having a bore and stroke of 67x70 mm., and a c.c. of 246. The cylinder is very carefully bored so as to get even thickness of metal throughout, is then left to season for two months, and then ground...

Continued: John Morris and Sons


At the same depot several models of the French-made Viratelle were to be seen. No one can accuse this machine of being out of date It is a machine which has been thoroughly thought out from stem to stern.

The single-cylinder has a bore and stroke of 73x82 mm. (350 c.c.). Both valves are enclosed, and are situated at the rear, while the whole of the transmission is entirely protected...

Continued: Viratelle


Sidecars

Several sidecars were to be seen outside the building. Among these we may mention the Delta, now known as the Volta, which was described in detail in the issue of June 3rd, 1920.

Car Type Tyres.

One of these machines was shown fitted with a 750 x 135 mm. oversize Palmer cord tyre. The sidecar is best known for its luxuriously fitted and elaborately equipped projectile-shaped body. Such a tyre as that referred to is practically unwearable, and greatly increases the comfort of the passenger.

The Volta sidecar is sold by the Volta Sidecar and Accessories Co., 23, Westworth Road, Manor Park, London, E.12.

Continued: Sidecars



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