November 30th, 1922. Page 825
The Olympia Show.
ALLON. (Stand 73.)
ALLDAYS AND ONIONS Ltd., Birmingham.
Four-stroke Model Introduced.
2¾ H.P. Model.
70x76 mm. (292 c.c); single cyl. two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carb. : flywheel mag.; 2-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain and belt drive: 26x2¼in, tyres. Price: Solo, £59 17s.; with Sidecar, £75 12s.
Both the 292 c.c. two-stroke and the 346 c.c. J.A.P.-engined four-stroke machines are shown, both as solo and as sidecar outfits. The two-stroke has not been altered much from the design with which the Allon made its name, and is a neat and workmanlike job, substantially built and with plenty of protection from bad weather. The touring machine, in particular, is provided with very ample mudguards.
The four-stroke is on much the same lines, with a well dropped top tube, sloping tank, and low seating position. Either chain and belt or all-chain drive can be fitted, as desired, and a choice of carburetters is given, either Amac or B. and B. being specified in accordance with the requirements of the rider. In cases where an electric head lamp is used, the current is derived from the flywheel magneto when the machine is running and a dry battery when standing. The latter is carried by the headlamp bracket.
The use of a proprietary four-stroke engine is an innovation on the Allon machines, as are the proprietary gear boxes.