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Hobart 2¼ h.p. Two-stroke 1914

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Adapted from a a catalogue posted by Kevin Warner to Early Motorcycle Literature This 1914 illustration differs slightly to the 2¼ hp model discussed in the "British Lightweights" article of mid-1914. It has different forks, different carburettor, and quite possibly a Bosch magneto.
For 1915 Hobart changed to a 70x70 Villiers for their two-stroke. This catalogue lists the earlier 70x64 225cc engine, so it's almost certainly 1914. Howard Burrows: "...mentions 1914 for the enclosed Bosch magnetos so I would say that is the date - 1914".