F. Hopper and Co of Barton-on-Humber, South Humberside
1880 Company established.
1907 Incorporated as a Limited Company. The company was registered on 13 February, as a private limited company, to acquire a business of cycle manufacturers.
F. Hopper and Co.
This firm show one example of a motor bicycle, named the Torpedo. It is fitted with a 3 h.p. engine, belt drive, Eisemann magneto ignition, spray carburetter. The control of the carburetter means of a throttle working inside the tube, through which the extra air is drawn. The inlet valve is mechanically operated by means of an overhead tappet rod. The frame is low and strongly built, and although the sample on exhibition has rigid forks, spring forks can be supplied when required.
1914 Wholesale cycle, motor cycle and motor car manufacturers. Specialities: complete machines, frames and concomitant parts. Employees 50.
1915 The range continued for that year.
The company also sold motorcycle sets comprising frame, forks, tank, wheels, mudguards, pedals and handlebars. The trader then added engine, transmission, saddle, tyres and other minor details, including transfer outline, to sell as his own make of machine. It was the same machine as the Elswick.
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