1924 Early that year, both the name and the rights to manufacture were acquired by R. L. Jepson of Blackburn (Lancashire).
Three Massey models are shown, all very much alike in appearance and specification. Proprietary engines are used - the super-sports J.A.P. in the case specified - and Burman three-speed gear boxes, but the resulting machines are wonderfully distinctive in appearance. Careful frame design accounts for this to a great degree; superfine finish also plays its part. The lubrication is automatic, no sight feed being fitted, but otherwise the specificion follows very conventional lines. Internal expanding brakes are fitted front and fear, and extremely neat chain covers.
Also shown are a 348 c.c. J.A.P.-engined sidecar outfit at £92 10s., and a 349 c.c. Blackburne solo machine at £70. Specialisation on one type of machine has, in this case, had the very obvious effect of perfecting that type as far as it is possible.
The Motor Cycle, November 30th 1922
Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle
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