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Hercules Motorcycles, Melbourne


Manufactured by Harry Jackson, 163 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, 1908~1927.

Numerous engines were fitted, including Coventry Victor, JAP, Precision, Villiers, LMC, Sarolea and Motosacoche.

In 1916 Jackson offered the Hercules with JAP 4 h.p., Precision 4½ h.p. and Precision Junior, LMC 4 h.p., Villiers 3½ h.p., Sarolea 6 h.p. 3 speed, in addition to the "colonial" engine.

For 1919 they offered a Hercules "Sparke De Luxe 7 x 9 H.P."

A Hercules sidecar chassis was available from Jackson's in 1917.

...Mr Jackson's representative on a motor cycle, the Hercules, rode over a mile, but as the track would not carry pace he could not attempt record breaking...

Mornington and Dromana Standard (Vic.) Sat 24 Oct 1908

built to order, colonial engine; £30 complete, £32 terms,
163 Queensberry St., North Melbourne.
HERCULES KING MOTOR has Bosch magneto,
Druids forks, A.M.A.C. or B. and B. carburetter, Brooks saddle, Dunlop tyres.

The Argus, Wed 30 Aug 1916

Sources: Trove NLA, et al.
Other marques with this name: Disambiguation

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