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British Motorcycles

Pearson and Cox

Pearson-Cox was a steam-powered motorcycle produced by Henry Pearson and Percy Cox in Shortlands, Kent, from 1912 to 1914.

Pearson-Cox Ltd was already well known for their steam-powered cars and after two years of experiments they produced a similarly powered motorcycle with a 3hp engine which was fitted in the area which conventionally houses the gearbox between the saddle tube and the rear wheel, which it drove by chain. The frame and forks were sourced from the Moto Reve concern in Switzerland.

The machine had a maximum speed of 40mph-45mph. Some machines were labelled Dawn.

Sources: Graces Guide, Howard Burrows, sciencemuseum.org.uk



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