British Motorcycles

H. Miller and Co

Address: Miller Street, Birmingham

  • 1869 Company founded.
  • 1896 Public company. The company was registered on 30 May, to take over the business of firm of the same name, manufacturers of cycle lamps. The became well-known for their acetylene lamps.
  • 1920 October. Exhibited at the Commercial Motor Exhibition at Olympia with electrical lighting equipment for commercial vehicles.
  • 1961 Manufacturers of cycle and motor cycle electrical equipment.

    Postwar production included electrical components for a wide range of British machines including Velocette, supplying dynamo and lighting sets, coil ignition, flywheel magnetos and a wide range of switches. Examples of their catalogues may be viewed here: Motorcycle Electrics.

    In the 1950s and 60s the H Miller company had a branch in Hazebrouck, in NE France, home to the famed manufacturer Lucer.

Sources: Graces Guide

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H Miller and Co Type W7
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me identify a small motor that I am looking to restore for a friend. It is a 2-stroke, about 50cc(?) and has "H Miller and Co, Birmingham, England, Type W7" cast into one half of the crankcase. It has a Dellorto carburettor, no gearbox. Any help you could give would be much appreciated.
Thank you
Gordon Ritchie

  • This appears to be a stationary engine. There is no record of engines produced by the firm. The carburettor is unlikely to be original.
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