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British Motorcycles

Coventry Mascot

Coventry Mascot were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1923 at Stoke, in Coventry.

  • 1922 It was the first Coventry firm to utilize the Barr and Stroud sleeve-valve engine, when, in May of that year, they introduced a 349cc model. To clear the central exhaust stub on the engine, the frame was given a bifurcated front downtube. It also had Maplestone forks and Webb Forks internal expanding brakes front and rear. A two-speed Burman gearbox with belt final-drive provided the transmission.

    1923 Further options were introduced, in the form of three-speeds; a Bentley and Draper spring frame with shock-absorbers; and a 349cc ohv Bradshaw model with all-chain drive. Following that, they withdrew from the market.

The 1922 Olympia Show.

COVENTRY-MASCOT. (124.)

Sleeve Valve or o.h.v. Oil-cooled.

2¾ H.P. Model.

70x90.5 mm. (348 c.c.); one cyl. four-stroke; sleeve valves; hand pump lubrication; Vici carb.; gear-driven mag.; 2-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain and belt drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo, £67; with Sidecar, £87.

COVENTRY Mascot Cycle Co., Ltd., Camden Street, Coventry.

These machines are of thoroughly conscientious design and form a very nice housing for the Barr and Stroud engine. The front down tube is duplex in order to give the necessary clearance for a straight exhaust pipe. The steering head is an excellent mechanical job, its inner curve being struck to a true radius without corners. All fittings are brazed. Very sensible footboards are fitted, and both the brakes are of the Webb type. Various transmission options are given. One model has a tremendous expansion box with the tail pipe carried up to the level of the pannier bag for the purpose of negotiating water splashes.

2¾ H.P. Model.

68x96 mm. (349 c.c.); one cyl. four-stroke; overhead valves; mechanical lubrication; Amac carb.; gear-driven mag; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo, £69; with Sidecar, £89.

This model is fitted with the new vertical single cylinder oil-cooled Bradshaw engine, equipped with overhead valves and mechanical lubrication. The frame and riding position are of the sports type, and as this engine has a high efficiency the machine is decidedly attractive.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 846

Source: Graces Guide



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