Hal was a motorcycle sold by a London dealer named Holborn Autochange in 1911.
This short-lived make came and went in space of one year as it was so similar to many others of that era. It had a 3½ hp engine, belt drive and Druid forks. It had been created by adding a new tank transfer to an existing model.
An interview with Mr. Webster, of the
Holborn Auto Exchange, Ltd... elicited the fact that the
company was doing a brisk business in
second-hand machines. The company
has also a very good stock of new
models, including Bradbury, M.R., and
Douglas machines, and one of its specialities is the H.A.L., a smart little machine fitted with either a 3½ h.p. J.A.P.
or Peugeot engine ; the fittings throughout are Chater-Lea. The machine has
also Druid spring forks, and the wheelbase is shorter than the usual motor
bicycle. One of these machines gained
a gold medal in the London to Edinburgh run.
The Motor Cycle, July 6th 1911
The Holborn Autochange, Limited, 100, High Holborn, is instituted
for the sale and hire of cheap and trustworthy new and second-hand
ntotor cycles. They also buy machines or take old ones in part payment
The Badminton Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, Volume 33. December 1911
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