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British Motorcycles

H. W. Boulton

Penn Nib motorcycles were produced in 1925, and made by H. W. Boulton, owner of the Penn Garage, Lloyd Hill, Penn, Wolverhampton.

Only small numbers of motorcycles were made. These were fitted with two-stroke and four-stroke Royal Ruby engines, Albion gearboxes and Druid forks, housed in a frame from H.B. for whom Boulton was an agent. The distinguishing feature that gave them their name was the fuel tank, which was formed and painted to resemble a pen-nib.

The business, as the garage and its contents, was sold in November, 1925, and no further machines were made.


  • Note: After the garage had been sold, Bill Boulton found employment with AJS, as a tester. Shortly before AJS went into liquidation, Bill was out testing a machine on the Hermitage at Bridgnorth. He took a fall and hurt his arm and hand, which put an end to his testing career.


Sources: Graces Guide, historywebsite.co.uk



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