Stanley Show

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Stanley Show 1903, p793

Chas. Binks, Ltd.

On this stand will certainly be found one of the novelties of the show. This will consist of a four- cylinder motor bicycle of five to six horse-power, with the cylinders arranged transversely or lengthwise within frame. No pedals are provided, and the engine, which is self-starting, requires no handle or lever to put it in motion. The weight is 160 lbs.

In lieu of the ordinary saddle an upholstered bucket seat is provided. There is no belt, and only one chain.

Binks Motorcycles

The Bord Motor Co.

The new pattern of the Bord Lightweight motor cycle has been greatly improved since the last shows, the cylinder having been increased in bore and stroke, so that it now equals 1¾ h.p.; the half-speed axle and valve-lifting gear have also been made much larger, in spite of which the increase in weight is only 1½ lbs. The engine is now entirely English made, and all parts are interchangeable. The company are exhibiting six motor cycles, two of which are fitted with a new type of spray carburetter.

Bord 1902-1906

Casswell, Ltd.

This firm will have a complete assortment of different Minerva motors, 2, 2¾, and 3½ h.p., inclined and vertical position; and Eadie and Chater-Lea fittings. The Rex motor cycle will also he on show, and likewise the Rex set. Added to this will be a complete exhibit of all lamps, horns, bells, accumulators. voltmeters, engine parts, and motor tyres; in fact, everything necessary for the up-to-date motor cyclist.

Minerva Motors 1900s

Clarke, Cluley, and Co.

The motor exhibits of this firm will include one of the well-known Globe motor bicycles, fitted vertically with a 3¾ h.p. Globe engine, Longuemare spray carburetter, double accumulator connected with switch, and large tank giving ample petrol space. Another of these machines, similarly fitted, will also be shown, to which will be attached a patent Trimo forecarriage, with wide wheelbase, patent band brakes on both front wheels, and powerful back brake. It is fitted with a large cane forecarriage upholstered in best style, and makes a very fine machine of this now popular type. The exhibit also includes a trailer, designed with special framework for use with motor cycles. It is fitted with 2in. Dunlop multicycle tyres and the firm's patent ball socket joint.

Globe 1901-05

The Clyde Cycle and Motor Car Co., Ltd.

The Clyde Cycle and Motor Car Co., Ltd., are showing a standard 2¾ h.p. model with many improvements in detail in connection with the valve mechanism and advance sparking. They are also introducing a new type 3¼ h.p., air or water cooled, This engine will develop 3¾ h.p. on the brake, and is fitted with a new arrangement for make and break contact, for which patents have been applied for. Magneto ignition will be standard on all models, but ordinary high tension can be supplied where customers prefer it. The Clyde forecarriage is made with a new attachment for a motor bicycle, which is designed to give great rigidity. Internal expending drum brakes with compensating arrangements are fitted to the steering wheels of this forecar.

Clyde 1900-1926

The Crypto Works Co., Ltd.

In a central position in the Main Hall will be found the exhibit of this company, which will consist of their new motor Tri-cars, motor bicycles, and electrical specialities. Two Tri-cars will be shown — one with a two-speed Crypto gear, 3½ h.p. M.M.C. engine and bucket coach-built body, the other with 3½ h.p. engine and basket-body. A special feature of these machines is the expanding band brakes. These brakes have metal to metal surfaces, are very smooth and powerful in action, and of practically everlasting wear. An entirely new motor frame is shown for the first time, which we illustrate...

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