Mercury were motorcycles produced in Dudley, Worcestershire, from
1956 to 1958. The company, Mercury Industries was founded in Birmingham
in 1947, and originally produced bicycles.
1956 The first motorcycles made their debut, having been built by a bicycle
firm. Two mopeds were listed, one of which was the Mercette which
had a 48cc ohv engine built in-unit with a two-speed gearbox, fitted in
a rigid frame with telescopic forks. The second was the Hermes scooter
with a two-speed 49cc Ilo two-stroke
1957 Those two models were joined by others: the Dolphin scooter
with a 99cc Villiers4F engine; the Whippet 60, which was a larger version of
the Mercette; and the Grey Streak, which was a motorcycle
fitted with a 99cc Villiers 6F engine and a 2 speed gearbox.
1958 Only the Grey Streak and the Mercette ran on that year.
The Pippin scooter, with a 4F engine, also appeared, but production then ceased.