Manufactured by Chas Hay and Son, agents for Douglas, Villiers, Blackburne and Invincible-JAP
9 Invermay Road, Launceston
There appears to be no reference to the Torpedo motorcycle of Launceston in years other than 1924-25.
Flat Tank Journey of Tasmania, during the restoration process of a "Tassie Torpedo, writes:
BEST in 3½ H.P. CLASS, £58.
OR £25 DOWN, £1 PER WEEK.
Includes all the latest features. Villiers engine, with fly-wheel magneto, driven off the crank shafts. No chains or cogs, no valves or timing gear in engine, no trouble.
STURMEY ARCHER 3-SPEED KICK-START GEAR BOX. TERRY ALL SPRING SADDLE. BEST FOR COMFORT. OVERSIZE TYRES FITTED, ETC, TORPEDO CYCLE AND MOTOR WORKS
Chas. S. Hay and Son,
Opposite Railway Station. INVERMAY-ROAD. Phone 969.
SOLE AGENTS DOUGLAS, VILLIERS, BLACKBURNE, INVINCIBLE-JAP MOTOR CYCLES.
Examiner (Launceston, Tas.) Sat 7 Feb 1925 (Trove)
Source: Trove NLA
N.B. Several other firms used variations of the brand name Torpedo.
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