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Autoglider Motorcycles

Autoglider Scooters

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in England by Townsend and Co (Birmingham?) from 1919 to 1922, the Autoglider was part of the first scooter boom. It had a 292cc Villiers or 269cc Union two stroke mounted above the front wheel.

The platform was on small disc wheels and the handlebars were carried by a long twin-tube extension, with the cylindrical fuel tank fitted between them. Later models had a seat and lower handlebars with the fuel tank set between them.

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Autoglider 1919 Birmingham

An enjoyable and practical solution of the travelling problem. Speed - Walking pace to 40 miles per hour.

THE INCOMPARABLE AUTOGLIDER

THE ALL-WEATHER GENERAL PURPOSE MACHINE.

An enjoyable and practical solution of the travelling problem. Speed - Walking pace to 40 miles per hour.

SPECIFICATION
ENGINE - 2 3/4 h.p. Autoglider Union Two-stroke.
DRIVE - Chain through stee! plate clutch.
BRAKES - Two. Band, one foot one hand.
CHASSIS - Steel tube fitted with the patented Autoglider suspension, of laminated steel springs.
WHEELS - Disc shod with Autoglider Palmer Cord tyres 16 x 2 3/8.
MUDGUARDS - The most efficient ever made.

Some performances of the unbeaten Autoglider:
Birmingham to London reliability run, 112 miles in 4 hours 48 minutes.
Silver Medal - Style Cop Hill Climb, July 19th.
1st Prize Southend Hill Climb.
Gold Medal - Sutton Bank, Sept. 8th.
Winner Luton Speed Trials, Sept: 13th.
Silver Medal - Style Cop Hill Climb Sept. 27th. The Autoglider climbed Leathley Bank, Yorkshire, Oct. 4th, with two passengers; total weight of passengers, 19 stone 11 lb.
Write for advance list to AUTOGLIDER Limited, Caxton House, Great Charles Street, BIRMINGHAM.
Price £40 nett delivered Birmingham.
LIST OF AGENTS WILL APPEAR IN THE NEXT ISSUE. THE MACHINE THAT IS WELL WORTH WAITING FOR.

The Motor Cycle Nov 20th 1919, Advertisement

Sources: Graces Guide, Henshaw



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