A Brief History of the Marque
Packman & Poppe, Ltd., Moor Street, Earlsdon, Coventry.
P and P were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1930 by Gilmour Packman and Erling Poppe.
The most interesting of the many models on this stand is the 8-45 h.p. overhead valve model, the specification of which includes 28 in. by 3 in. cord tyres, B.T.H. magneto, mudguards without valances, long exhaust pipes, special petrol tank, special bars, with twist grip, steering damper, and B. and D. stabilisers. The carburetter is a B. and B. sports, with two float chambers. The saddle fitted is a Terry.
The 8-30 is very similar in outline specification, but is more of a touring model. Its equipment includes electric lighting. A special eight and sidecar is being made for the coming season, with interchangeable wheels and balloon tyres. Another interesting exhibit is the two-port overhead-valve model, stripped for sports use. There is a dashboard to the tank, and a mechanical oil pump is fitted.
1927 The twin was revived and joined by another of 677cc with a JAP engine. The range switched to saddle tanks.
At about this time the firm became linked with the Wooler Engineering Co firm.
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