A Brief History of the Marque
Built by the London-based Aberdale firm between 1947 & 1949, the Villiers Junior powered 98cc autocycle was typical of lightweights built during the immediate postwar era. The engine hung from the frame and it had petroil lubrication, direct lighting and blade girder forks. A carrier was positioned over the rear wheel, and side panels concealed the engine. It had basic controls (brake, clutch, throttle, gearchange), a bulb horn, drum brakes and a speedometer.
The Aberdale Cycle Company was founded in 1919, and the founder's sons Joseph and Leslie Levy joined the company when they were quite young. Aberdale had acquired the Bown firm in the mid-1930s, and W.A.R. Bown retained a seat on the board. In 1941 Joseph was appointed Managing Director. During this period the factories were turned to war work, with the Aberdale plant producing generators for use in aircraft.
Sources: Henshaw, Graces Guide, motorencyclopedie.nl, icenicam.org.uk.
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