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Motorcycles at the 1910 Stanley Show

The Bat Motor Manufacturing Co. London.

Stand No. 85.

Twelve machines will be staged here, consisting of one or two of each model made by the Bat Co. A Bat side-car will also be shown fitted up to a motor-cycle, and the J.A.P. engines in parts can be inspected on the stand. The Bat spring frame is fitted to all models, excepting the two new T.T. types. All machines are belt-driven, and have magneto ignition driven by bevel gearing mounted on ball bearing, while automatic lubrication is also fitted universally. Amongst the improvements for the new year will be new spring forks to take rebound of spring arm, and stronger springs generally. There will also be large tank fillers, petrol filters, strengthened luggage carrier, new type of stand, etc.

The Birmingham Small Arms Co., Ltd. Birmingham.

Stand No. 66.

The new B.S.A. motor-bicycle is bound to prove one of the great attractions of the show, and every agent interested in motor-cycles should make a point of thoroughly inspecting it. The engine is of the single-cylinder type, with 85 min. bore and 88 mm. stroke...
Read on: BSA 1910

J. T. Brown and Sons. Reading.

Stand No. 269.

The Midget bi-cars will be shown in three models on this stand, in Standard, De Luxe, and an open-frame type.. All models will be fitted with 34 H.P. Precision engines, Brown and Barlow carburetters, Druid forks, Eisemann magnetos, Dunlop belts, etc.

Calcott Bros., Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 59.

Two motor-bicycles, priced at 45 - guineas and £32 respectively, will be staged here. The [first] Calcott carries the following specification: the engine is a White and Poppe with 85 mm, bore and 85 mm. stroke, rated at 4.5 H.P. The frame is built very low and exceptionally strong. The front rim brake is actuated by inverted lever, the back foot brake acting on the belt drum operated from the frame...

Continued: Calcott Bros.

The Chater Lea Manufacturing Co., Ltd. London.

Stand No. 248.

Four motor-cycles and three side-cars will be exhibited en this stand. The Chater Lea Standard No. 7, price 75 guineas, is a passenger machine specially de-signed for sidecar attachment. They have further improved the No. 7 in detail for the 1911 season, the specification including either 8 H.P. Chater Lea or J.A.P. 6 H.P. engine, ball bearing 3-speed gear box, ball bearing multiple disc clutch, chain drive, and starting handle. The disc clutch, which has been reduced in weight, gives an easy drive.

Continued: Chater-Lea Models

Components, Ltd. Birmingham.

Stand No. 40.

At their stand, No. 40, situated in the main hall, will be exhibited the 1911 models of Ariel motor-cycles. Interest will chiefly centre round the free engine and variable gear model fitted with the new Ariel easy-starting device, which the makers have such confidence in that they absolutely guarantee the machine will start at a walking pace within three yards. It would certainly appear to dispose of the difficulties hitherto experienced in starting single cylinder motor-cycles. and should serve to still further popularize the Ariel motor-cycle, which has had a most successful season, and will be remembered as the second fastest make of single -cylinder machine to finish in the International Tourist Trophy Race.

Continued: Ariel Motorcycles: A History

Corah Manufacturing Co. King's Norton.

Stand No. 72a.

This exhibit will consist of a 3 H.P. single-cylinder 85 by 88 mm. bore and stroke engine bicycle of general design, priced at £52 10s.

Continued: Corah Motorcycles

Douglas Bros. Bristol.

Stand No. 89.

The twin-cylinder Douglas will be the centre of attraction on this stand. It is a machine with a very high reputation, and has performed with great credit to itself in many of the most strenuous competitions which have been held in this country, and is one of a specification which has many features of outstanding merit. The engine is a 24 twin-cylinder with 60 mm. bore and 60 mm. stroke; the cylinders are bolted on, and are easily detachable; the pistons have lubricating lips, and are each fitted with three rings. No gudgeon pin set-screws are used, the gudgeon pin being driven in tight, and capped at both ends with copper. Very wide bearings of phosphor bronze are fitted; the crank shaft is of mild steel, case-hardened. The induction valves are automatic, the exhaust valves being mechanical and adjustable.

Continued: Douglas Motorcycle History

F. B. Goodchild and Co., Ltd. London.

Stand No. 31.

Six models of auto-carriers will be shown on this stand, there being practically no alterations from the 1910 standard specification, 'except in a few minor details, which have received necessary attention. Among the novelties are the A.C. carburetter, which is of unique design so that the air control is automatically connected with tie throttle, thus giving extreme flexibility. The exhibit includes A.C. Speed Sociables; A.C. Speed Sociables, fully equipped; A.C. Ambulance; Auto-Carrier gun carriage, with Maxim gun complete; Auto-Carrier standard; and Auto-Carrier special Box with rail.

Continued: A.C. sociable tricars

F. N.

One of the most interesting exhibits at the Stanley Show is to be found on stand 56, which contains a good display of the famous F.N. motor-bicycles. The 1911 5-6 H.P. four-cylinder F.N. contains a large number of interesting features, while the price, viz., 50 guineas, including foot-rests, is approximately the same as a high-grade cycle cylinder model, and less than some twin-cylinder machines. It is now nearly five years since the first gear-driven four-cylinder F.N. motor-cycle was introduced, and its increasing popularity...

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Humber, Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 53.

The 3.5 H.P. two-speed Humber will undoubtedly prove a very great attraction on this stand. The frame is a new design, exceptionally strong, being only 281in. from the ground. The machine has a long wheelbase and improved pattern spring forks. The engine is a 3.5 H.P. 83 mm. by 90 mm. bore and stroke, with ball bearings to the main shaft, and large mechanically-operated valves. The front rim brake is exceedingly well made, and a powerful metal to-metal band brake is fixed to the back hub, and operated by the foot pedals. The carburetter control is by Bowden wire from the handle-bar; ignition is by high-tension magneto, gear driven transmission is through a variable pulley by best-quality rubber V shape gin. belt, the variable pulley giving 4 to 1 and 51 to 1 gears. The free engine clutch and two-speed gear is made under Roc patents, and the rest of the specification is carried out with that thoroughness with which the name of Humber is synonymous.

Continued: Humber History

James Cycle Co., Ltd. Birmingham.

Stand No. 49.

The James open-frame motor-cycle, which will be shown on this stand, and whirls during the last season has been very successful, will be improved in several instances, additions being made by an all-spring frame and a multiple disc free-engine clutch. In addition to the patented open-frame motor-cycle, the James Co. will be offering a motor-cycle built on standard lines fitting the same engine as in their higher-priced model. It will retail at £48.

Continued: James Motorcycles in 1910

Maude's Motor Mart. London.

Stand No. 271.

This exhibit consists of motor-cycles and a. plated sidecar chassis. The motor-cycles include Motosacoche, Ariel, Enfield, Rex, 3latchless, Hobart Bird, N.S.U., and F.N. makes.

Mills-Fulford. Coventry.

Stand No, 33A.

A very large assortment of side cars for use with motorcycles will be here shown. There will be the original form of side car with ratchet wheel, retailing, with plain wicker chair, at 8 guineas, or with nicely upholstered cane chair at 11 guineas. The company's latest model, fitted with the Radial Castor, will be exhibited for the first time. This is a distinct impiovement even upon the original castor wheel, for the making of which Mills-Fulford have been noted for so many seasons.

Continued: Mills-Fulford in 1910

Morgan and Co. Malvern.

Stand in Annexe. Two motor runabouts will be shown here, fitted with 4 and 8 H.P. J.A.P. motors respectively.

The New Hudson Cycle Co., Ltd. Birmingham.

Stand No. 64.

A decided novelty will be shown on this stand in light weight machines with 2 H.P. free engine and 3-speed gear, catalogued at 45 guineas. The makers claim for this machine that it is a light-weight with all the efficiency of the heavy-weight, and that it is capable of going anywhere under any conditions. The intention is to make this the model de Luxe of light-weights, therefore the very highest quality fitments will be employed - Brooks best saddle, Dunlop non-skid tyres, together with the most luxurious finish and equipment possible. The same machine will also be catalogued without 3-speed gear and free engine at 35 guineas. A third machine will be shown of the New Hudson 3i- H.P., possessing all the same high-class fitments and finish, and retailing at 48 guineas.

Continued: History of New Hudson Motorcycles

Premier Cycle Co., Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 63.

The 1911 Premier motor-cycles will contain many new features, amongst which may be mentioned the 3i H.P. single cylinder engine with an auxiliary exhaust release at the bottom of the stroke. This feature was introduced by the Premier Co. during the past season, and it is probably the first time an engine embodying the innovation has ever been shown at a cycle exhibition.

Continued: Premier Cycle Co of Coventry

The Quadrant Motor Co. Coventry.

Stand in Annexe.

The Quadrant Motor Co., who are building a new factory in Birmingham. and will shortly remove to their new address 45-53 Lawley Street...

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The Rover Co., Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 66.

At this stand the Rover Company, who were among the earliest to manufacture a successful motor-bicycle, will be showing a now model. It is a 34 H.P. with Rover engine of 85 bore by 88 mm. stroke. The inlet valves are mechanical, the transmission is by 4in. belt, on two gears, the high ratio being 44 to 1 and the low 64 to 1. Spring front forks are fitted, while the diameter of both wheels (which have 24 Dunlop tyres) is 26in. The height of the saddle from the ground is 32in., and clearance is 4in. The machine has a wheelbase of 56in., and a weight of about 1801bs. Pedalling gear stand and carrier are provided, and a Triumph free engine clutch, made under license from the Triumph Co., is included in the price of £55 net.

Read on: Rover Motorcycles

Rudge-Whitworth, Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 54 and 55.

Three motor-bicycle models will be exhibited on this stand, and as the Rudge-Whitworth Co. are for the first time launching out on the motor-bicycle business, they will be bound to prove a big attraction to all agents.

The machines are of standard H.P. single-cylinder type, the engine being designed to afford the greatest possible accessibility and ease of manipulation. The cylinder is 85 mm. bore, and 88 mm. stroke; the radiators are largest on the combustion head, where most heat is generated, in addition to which advantage it imparts a graceful appearance to the machine.

Read on: Rudge Motorcycles 1909-1919

The Service Co., Ltd. London.

Stand No. 84.

On this stand will be shown the latest models of the now well-known Wanderer machines. They will be made as last year in the 14 H.P. single-cylinder lightweights, and the 3 H.P. twin types. Wanderer machines have a number of special features, including patent carburetter, tapless oil pump, etc. The prices of the machines are the same as last year, namely, 34 guineas for the 14 H.P.., and 42 guineas for the twin.

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Singer and Co. (1909), Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 65.

Some ten motor-cycles will be staged on this stand, including six specimens of the 3 H.P. Roadster Model and Touring Trophy Model. There will also be three 14 Moto-Velo for gentlemen and 14 H.P. Moto-Velo light-weight for ladies. We understand that the Singer. Light-weight has been considerably improved for 1911. The frame height is lower, foot-rests are now fitted, as well as a foot-applied belt rim brake; wider mudguards and a new pattern handlebar will also be incorporated. The machine will be retailed at £33 15s...

Read on: History of Singer Motorcycles

The Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd. Coventry.

Stand No. 79.

The power unit of the Triumph motor-bicycle will be the same as last year, namely, 85-88 mm. bore and stroke, rated at 34 single-cylinder, with by compression. The magneto, which is placed in front, is chain-driven, the chain being enclosed in an oil-tight aluminium case. The magneto is well protected by a wide and strong mud flap. Between the crank case and the magneto is placed a very efficient silencer, which is provided with a patent cut-out no arranged that a downward push both opens and closes it.

The Triumph patent carburetter has handle-bar control, and is sensible and economical. Ball bearings are retained on the engine main shaft. Spring tappets are now employed which not only relieve the hammering of the valves but keep the valve gearing taut when running idle in the cycle of operations...

Read on: History of Triumph Motorcycles

Victoria Motor and Cycle Co. Ltd. Glasgow.

Stand No. 190.

Among the exhibits of this well-known Scottish firm will be a new 3 H.P. motor-cycle with magneto ignition. We understand that this is a first-class machine in every way, and is priced at a figure which will bring it within the reach of all.

More information: Victoria Motorcycles of Glasgow

A. W. Wall, Ltd. Birmingham.

Stand No. 90.

Amongst the various models shown on this stand will be the open frame motor-bicycle, the specification of which carries a chassis of pressed steel similar to that used in car construction, suspension chair seat, two-speed gear, spring forks, valveless silent engine, outside flywheel, shaft transmission through silent worm gear. It is claimed that this is the first rational or all weather machine designed essentially for comfort. The mudguards and footplates are formed integral with the frame, and afford adequate protection to the rider. The Roc. patent clutch and two-speed gear sets will also be shown.

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The Wincycle Trading Co. London.

Stand No. 44.

This exhibit will consist of one 3 H.P. motor-cycle, which will he sold under the name of the "Win" motor-cycle. The specification is as follows - Precision engine, mechanically-operated inlet valves, Brown and Barlow carburetter, lin. belt transmission, fitted with stand and carrier, spring forks, Dunlop tyres, Brooks saddle, the list price being £45 10s.

More information: Win Motorcycles by Wincycle Trading

Wulfruna Engineering Co. Wolverhampton.

Stand No. 265X.

Two models of the Wulfruna motor-cycles will be staged, one being the Wulfruna feather-weight Royal model B, the specification of which contains 14 H.P. engine, magneto ignition, 26 by 2in. tyres, weighing about 851bs., and retailing at £29. The Wulfruna 2 H.P. Grand Model B has a single-cylinder engine, magneto ignition, Hutchinson's 2in. motor tyres, and complete with Druid fork and all the latest improvements, retails at £35.

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Zenith Motors, Ltd. Weybridge.

Stand No. 70.

There will be a comprehensive exhibit on this stand including the 34 H.P. Zenith Gradua, the 34 H.P. Zenith with side car, the 6 H.P. Zenith Gradua, and the Triumph Gradua. There will be a demonstrating model of Gradua gear. All the machines are fitted with J.A.P. engines, Brown and Barlow carburetter, Druid forks, and special Zenith stand. Amongst the improvements will be special parallel brake movement, and a new pattern silencer and cut out.

More information: Zenith Motorcycles

Cycle and Motor Trades Review, 1910

Source: Graces Guide

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