Priory Engineering Co built motorcycles from 1920 to 1924 at their factory in Kenilworth, Worcestershire.
The company produced conventional lightweights and often added Ace wheel discs and Arden pressed-steel front forks. They used the 269cc Arden two-stroke engine, Albion two-speed gearbox and chain-cum-belt drive.
Priory. (Stand 6.)
2½ h.p. Arden; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; Hutchinson 26 x 2½ in. tyres.
Derry and Edwards, 1, Great Eastern Street, London, E.C.I.
The 2½ h.p. two-stroke Priory is an attractive little mount of handsome appearance, with Ace disc wheels, which are particularly well finished. With wide and well valanced mudguards, it appears to be a thoroughly practical little mount. A casting forms a y-shaped branch for the twin exhaust pipes, which lead to an expansion chamber of generous dimensions. The exit for the gases is amply large, and a long tail pipe is fitted. The two-speed Albion gear incorporates a handle-bar controlled clutch. Points of convenience have been well studied; comfortable aluminium footboards are provided and a neatly finished aluminium chain cover. The Arden front forks, which are built of welded sheet steel, are quite a noteworthy feature of the machine.
The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 710
Source: Graces Guide
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