Stanley Show

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Stanley Show 1903, p827

The Crypto Works Co. Ltd.,

are catering both for those who prefer a light or a heavy motor cycle. In the former case they are fitting a 2½h.p. Peugeot engine to a special frame of their own design, and the heavy machine is fitted with a 3½ h.p. M.M.C. engine, carried vertically in the usual position, and fed by a float feed carburetter. The drive is by a flat belt 1 1/8in. in width. The lubricating oil is carried in a separate tank behind the seat-tube. The forecar is fitted with the same engine, driving by a flat Dicks's belt on to the rear wheel. The forecar frame is specially designed, and is a solid structure of large gauge tubing throughout. The brakes on the front wheel are of the expanding type, with metal to metal surfaces. The petrol capacity is two and a half gallons, and the lubricating oil capacity is large in proportion. The machine looks as though it ought to stand all ordinary strains, and is built as a forecar and not as a bicycle with forecar attachment. (Stand 116.)


Humber Ltd.

This exhibit includes models of the Humber chain-driven motor cycles. Some of the bicycles are fitted with a free engine, clutch, and chain guard.

The forecarriage in one case is fitted with water-cooled engine arranged in the usual Humber position, the water tank and radiators being arranged behind the forecar seat. An exhibit, which attracts great attention, is a parcels delivery forecar constructed for the G.P.O. This is complete in Royal red, and is most imposing...

Continued: Humber 1903-1904

The East London Rubber Co.

are exhibiting a large assortment of Kerry motor bicycles fitted with the Empire support. The engine is now brought absolutely vertical, and is improved in many details, including an improved silencer. A choice of three powers is given — 2¼ h.p. 2¾, h.p. and 3½ h.p. — the largest of these being fitted to a forecar...

Continued: Kerry

John A. Prestwich and Co.,

Tottenham, N., are exhibiting one machine fitted with B.S.A. spring frame, and a motor set of their own make. The details of this new machine were fully described in our last issue, the principal improvement for 1904 being a 3 h.p. engine with, mechanically-operated inlet and exhaust valves fitted on the top of the combustion head, one earn and rod working a lever across the top of head and opening and closing both valves. (Stand 163.)

JAP 1903

Minerva Motors, Ltd.,

Holborn Viaduct, E.C., are showing a large selection of all types of their motor cycles fitted with engines ranging from 2 h.p. to 32½ h.p., placed in a vertical or inclined position. Light racing motors which will appeal to the speedy are also exhibited. A lady's motor cycle is also shown...

Continued: Minerva Motors London

The Motor Cycle, November 25th, 1903. Page 827