Shaw were motorcycles produced from 1898 to 1905, in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, near Manchester, and again from 1920 to 1922.
The first machine was built by Sidney Shaw, son of Ambrose who had been building bicycles in Crawley, West Sussex, since the 1880s.
1905 They showed a tricycle that differed in that the two rear wheels had the passenger seat between them, but facing the rear.
The name then disappeared but resurfaced much later when the firm imported an attachment engine from Shaw of Galesburg, Kansas, until 1922.
Grigg fitted a Shaw engine in 1922/23, but it is unclear whether that was the American Shaw.
Source: Graces Guide
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