Hezekiah Close

HCL were motorcycles produced in 1922. The initials stood for Hezekiah Close of Leigh, and the machines were made at Railway Road.

The motorcycles were made post-Great War and the engines used were either a 269cc Villiers two-stroke or V-twin four- stroke JAP, driving a Burman or Sturmey-Archer two-speed gearbox. The machines had a simple frame fitted with Saxon forks at the front.

Close soon gave up making motorcycles and became a professional musician, so only six machines were ever made.

Sources: Graces Guide

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