A Brief History of the Marque
Federal and Federation Motorcycles were built by the Co-operative Wholesale Society (C.W.S) in their factory at Tyseley, Birmingham.
The Federal was manufactured from 1921 to 1929, when the machine was renamed Federation and continued in production until 1937. They were sold at the society's retail outlets throughout Great Britain. They coud be ordered with 269cc Villiers engines as well as JAP four-stroke singles and V-twins.
Over the years they produced seven different models, the last of which was a powered by a 677cc JAP sidevalve engine.
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