Alldays & Onions Motorcycles

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Alldays & Onions Motorcycles

Alldays & Onions built motorcycles in Sparkbrook, England from 1903 to 1915. Models included the Villiers-powered Alldays Matchless (no relation). After 1915 they moved to a new factory in Small Heath and marketed under the Allon brand up until 1927. Allon models included a 539cc JAP V-Twin model.

The Alldays name dates back to the 17th century, and the firm merged with JC Onions in 1885 to build all manner of machinery including numerous bicycles and tricycles, and branched into automobiles in the early 1900s. During WWI they built mostly motorcycles, returning to cars on cessation of hostilities. The company changed its name to Alldays Peacock which was acquired by the Spire Group in the 1980s.

Report from the 1903 Stanley Show

Alldays and Onions.

Matchless Works, Birmingham. Stands Nos. 82 and 83.

This firm have an extremely well-designed 3 H.P. motor-bicycle, up-to-date in every respect. The valves are mechanically-operated, and the engine is provided with a ball bearing crank shaft. The magneto is driven by an enclosed non-stretchable chain. The engine is free, the clutch and two-speed gear being in the hub of the driving wheel. The belt pulley is adjustable so that the correct tension can be maintained on the belt without the risk of unduly straining the bearings. The frame is low, and spring forks are provided. Ample petrol and oil tanks are fitted, a great point from the tourist's point of view. The machine is a very quick starter and the "pick up" on either gear is gentle. It will be noticed that the firm only manufacture this one size of engine, so that all the attention in the countless details that go to make up a perfect design has been bestowed upon the one model - a fact which we think the purchaser will appreciate.

Olympia Show 1910

Engine - 70x70 mm., two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Iqnition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray or Amac.
Transmission - Belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground. 30in. Ground clearance, 5½in. Wheelbase, 48in.
Lubrication - Oil and petrol mixed.
Other Features - Druid or Saxon forks.
Price - £26 5s.; 33 guineas with two-speed gear.
Other Models - 292 c.c. engine, two-speed counter-shaft, drip-feed lubrication.

Alldays and Onions, Ltd., Fallows Road, Birmingham.

British Lightweights, 1914

  • Allon 1920
  • Allon 1921
  • Allon 1922

  • Thu Dec 22 2016
    pamrickaitken at
    All Days & Onions motorcycle 1914
    I am interested in an estimated value for a 1913 Alldays & Onions motorcycle fully restored to concourse condition

    Sat Nov 13 2010
    alldays allon
    what is the general value of a 1910 allon missing lights, not running(no spark) but in general good condition.
      The page on Vintage Motorcycle Values may prove helpful.

    Fri Mar 26 2010
    magneto for Alldays allon
    alldays and onions allon
    i think it was EIC mag that was fitted from 1914 - . Maybe Baby Fellowes 1913. Hope this helps. please send me photos of your bike. thanks

    Tue Feb 16 2010
    motosdhier at
    What make was the original magneto ?
    ALLDAYS ALLON 3HP 2 strokes 1919
    Re engine TSA 2023, what make and type of magneto should be used as original please ?
    We do hope this period document can be useful. Thanks a lot for your kind help
    Pierre Martin
    Editor in chief
    MOTOS d'hier

    Tue Apr 17 2007
    w.grattan at ntlworld dot com
    alldays & onions
    Hi there, can you tell me the colour scheme of the petrol tank?

    Sun Sep 24 2006
    hjvinning< at >hotmail dot com
    Oil leak
    Alldays Allon 1920
    I have an oil leak at back of the drive pulley wheel, after removing pulley wheel I find there is no felt or rubber washer should one be there?
    Jersey, CI