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Ernest Smith and Woodhouse
Regal were motorcycles produced by Ernest Smith and Woodhouse of Birmingham, from 1912 to 1915.
1912 The firm started out with the 4¼ hp Regal-Precision, with two or three speeds.
1913 Other models were added with 2.75 and 3½ hp Precision engines, with two or three speeds and belt or chain drive.
1914 The Regal Green name appeared. The model was fitted with the Green-Precision water-cooled engine, three-speed gearbox and chain drive. There was also the Regal-Peco with a 349cc two-stroke engine, three-speed Sturmey-Archer hub gear or two-speed gearbox, and belt or chain-cum-belt drive.
1915 Those models continued and were joined by a 225cc two-stroke Peco model and a V-twin. Production then ceased.