British

Jehu Motor Co

Jehu motorcycles were produced from 1901 to 1905 in Brook Street, Holborn, London.

1901 These makers started out by using Minerva, MMC and their own engines.

1903 They offered a 2hp model fitted with belt or chain drive and with or without a free engine facility. There were also 2½ hp, 2¾ hp and 3hp models. These were mainly produced as solos, but the largest also had a tandem forecar.

1904 The chain-drive transmissionn added a countershaft and clutch.

Report from the 1903 Stanley Show

The Jehu Motor Company will show at the Stanley the Jehu Trimo fitted with a 3 h.p, motor 75 by 80 mm., chain-driven, free engine clutch, two accumulators, and two-way switch. Petrol capacity 1.5 gallons. There is also an exhaust governor. Also a number of motor-bicycles fitted with both belt and chain drive.

The Motor magazine, 18th November 1902

Although the Jehu machine was a primitive and typical of the era, the mounting of the engine in a good position meant that the firm managed to survive for a few years, when many others failed.

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor magazine.



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