Bown manufacturing Co., Snow Hill, Birmingham.
1951 The firm added a small motorcycle to their list. It had a 99cc two-speed Villiers 1F engine, neatly fitted into a frame with duplex downtubes and tubular girder forks.
1952 Those two models were joined by their Tourist Trophy which was fitted with a 122cc Villiers 10D engine and telescopic forks.
1953 The range continued in that form.
1954 Production stopped.
1956-1957 The name returned for only two years. It was used for an imported German moped with a 47cc Sachs engine.
Notes 1. William Bown did not invent the ball bearing. This laurel goes to Leonardo da Vinci, who created it as a solution to the rotor drive on his helicopter.
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