Stanley Show

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IN both the shows motor cycles play a very prominent part indeed ; in fact, it is not too much to say that the great majority of the novelties are found upon the power-propelled cycles, this applying with equal truth to the exhibits in the Agricultural Hall and the Crystal Palace. We do not profess, in the reports which we give below, to deal with every motor cycle or kindred exhibit. Our endeavour has been, as far as. possible, to take up those things which strike us as most novel, meritorious, or interesting. Many of the exhibits are passed over very briefly, if not omitted entirely, not because they lack merit, but from the fact that they are too well known to need detail reference" here. These remarks apply particularly to the Gallery of the Stanley Show, to which, it is not too much to say, a ten-page article might be devoted, which even then would be little more than a list of the goods shown of interest to motor cyclists, so numerous are the parts, fittings, and accessories in this department. Each show has its own special feature distinguishing it from its rival. We have mentioned the Stanley with its wonderful collection of sundries, in addition to its immense array of complete machines. The National's special point is the fact that duplicates of many of the motor cycles exhibited in the Palace are making exhibition and trial runs outside in the grounds. This week's issue of The Motor Cycle is 20 pages larger than usual, but the shows reports occupy so much space that many of the usual features of the paper are necessarily omitted from this number.



The Campion Cycle Co., Ltd.,

Nottingham, are exhibiting a motor bicycle fitted with a new 2 h.p. Minerva engine, and also a forecar fitted with a. 3¾ h.p. engine of their own make. (Stand 151.)

Campion 1901-1925

The Clyde Cycle and Motor Co.

are building a powerful machine of 3¼ h.p. The engine, as usual with this firm, is fitted with magneto ignition. In this case the advance sparking mechanism is of novel design, and should work very smoothly. The valves, mechanically operated, are arranged across the front of the motor. The engine can be either water or air cooled. A Longuemare carburetter and a large silencer are fitted. (Stand 99.)

Clyde 1900-1926

Chas. Binks,

Nottingham, is showing two models of his four-cylinder machines, which can hardly be called bicycles, a better term being single-track cars. In one case the four cylinders are set transversely, and the others longitudinally, the drive in both cases being by chain from a countershaft. Both the crankshaft (which is one solid forging) and the camshaft are mounted on ball bearings. All the valves are mechanically operated, and in one case are arranged in front of the engine...

Continued: Binks Motorcycles

The Motor Cycle, November 25th, 1903. Page 826