British

Johnson 1902

1. Johnson was a motorcycle produced in 1902 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

This machine was a typical primitive, with a Minerva engine hung from the downtube of a heavy-duty frame. It also had the usual cycle forks and brakes, belt drive and pedals.




2. Johnson 1920s was a motorcycle that originated in the United States of America, produced circa 1921 to 1924.

This machine was flat twin two-stroke, single-speed, chain-drive cycle attachment engine. American in origin, it had powered generators in the trenches during the Great War.

After the War was over, it was used over the rear wheel of a motorised bicycle, and was better known as the Economic. The production of the machine was short-lived as supplies of the engines were soon exhausted.


Source: Graces Guide




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