Whitmee Engineering of Balham, London produced motorcycles from 1919 to 1925.
1919 The first Alecto motorcycle was introduced by the Cashmore Brothers of Balham, London, who made their own two-stroke engine and used a Juckes two-speed gearbox.
1920 The Juckes gearbox was replaced by a Burman.
1921 The original proprietors failed and so production was interrupted. Whitmee Engineering resumed production from the same premises and a better version of the model appeared. This was listed in complete sidecar form. Both versions were given the option of all-chain drive as oppose to the belt drive used until then.
1923 An all-electric model was produced. This had CAV dynamo lighting as part of its specification.
1924 Three-speeds were offered, still with the final-drive option.
1925 Only all-chain machines were offered, and that was their final year.
Source: Graces Guide
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