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Motorcycles at the 1922 Olympia Show

NOVEMBER 23rd, 1922. Page 770
The Olympia Show.


Stand 167.

Although the Powell has not competed in a great many reliability trials, it has invariably put up a good show on the occasions it has been entered and these have usually been pretty stiff events.

The 547 c.c. dual-purpose model is now available with either final belt or chain drive, and has not undergone any radical alteration for next year.

The introduction of a 247 c.c. Villiers-engined lightweight, however, is interesting. Conventional lines are followed throughout, transmission being by chain and belt via an Albion two-speed gear box. It is also obtainable single-geared.


Stand 168.

As befits a design which was evolved and tested tor five or six years before it reached the public, only the smallest details are likely to be altered on the Scott Sociable. During the present year the transmission has been strengthened, and an aluminium body has been adopted.

For 1923 a greater ratio of engine movement to the traverse of the starting lever has been provided, and instead of the single headlamp on the front wing-cum-petrol tank, two headlamps have replaced the side lamps which were mounted on the dash. A considerable price reduction has been effected, which brings it more favourably into competition with the more elaborate sidecar outfits which it was frankly designed to replace, following as it does the layout of a sidecar outfit.


Stand 169.

Hailing from Huddersfield, the L.S.D. is an exceptionally strongly constituted three-wheeler using various forms of the air-cooled J.A.P. engine in identical chassis.

A two-speed reverse gear and shaft and chain drive is employed; detachable and interchangeable wheels are used.

Bodywork has been considerably improved for next year, and a family model has been added to a range that now meets every need.


INVENTED in 1912 and exhibited at Olympia in 1913, the Paragon folding sidecar has had continued success. The demand has steadily increased year by year, for more and more motor cyclists wishing to avoid garage fees and keep their machines at home, are turning to the folding sidecar as a solution to their problems.

Important improvements have been made in the attachment of the body to the chassis. It is fitted almost instantaneously and requires the least amount of effort. When attached it is held securely by trigger bolts in a rigid rectangular frame which serves to stiffen the collapsible portion and to hold it securely without fear of rattle.

More information: Wincycle Trading Co

The Motor Cycle, November 1922

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