Dickinson (sometimes spelt Dickenson) were motor tricycles produced from 1902 to 1905 at the Toledo works, Aston Brook Street, Birmingham by B. E. Dickinson.
The machine took the form of a bath-chair and had a single front wheel, which carried, and was driven by, the engine, with friction drive to the front tyre. The earliest versions had a two-stroke engine, later to be replaced with a 2½ hp four-stroke Morette, positioned on the left of the wheel. Transmission was a mixture of flywheel friction and then chain to the hub. The starting mechanism was via a pull-cord from the seat.
In 1902 there was also a heavier, 4hp twin-cylinder version, with a slightly different transmission system.
See also Morette
Sources: Graces Guide
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1903 Dickenson Morette
I have the 1903 single cylinder. A copy of the Clement engine was used. Soon after they came up with a V2 version that I believe was a Clement. I have the only one. If I could locate an engine, I would build the frame. Any suggestions? These were made in Birmingham
Richard T Friedman
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