Today in Motorcycle History

Century Engineering and Motor Co

Century of Willesden Junction, London produced motorcycles from 1902 to 1905.

The firm was best known for its Tandem model. This was a fairly typical and cumbersome machine of forecar design.

  • 1904 The company used a 5hp Aster engine, driving a countershaft by chain. The rear axle was driven by one of two chains, to give high and low speeds. A lever on the right acted as steering, by moving it to and fro. There were also some controls that the passenger could reach. Also listed was a tradesman's carrier model.
  • 1905 A steering wheel appeared as the standard fitting for a car, but the make soon vanished as the cyclecar took over. Also used Minerva and MMC engines

Source: Graces Guide

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