John Nickson produced motorcycles from 1921 to 1927 at Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.
1922 A Villiers two-stroke was added.
1924 The range was joined by a 349cc Bradshaw oil boiler and the larger Blackburne model had gone.
Production continued spasmodically with the Bradshaw model.
1927 There were no more listings after that year.
JNU was a motorcycle produced from 1921 to 1922 by John Nickson of Bamber Bridge, Preston.
The first JNU had a 318cc two-stroke Dalm engine, Albion two-speed gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. As an optional extra, a kickstarter could be fitted.
One of the features of the last Olympia Show was the number of machines fitted with 4 h.p. Blackburne engines. Yet another mount has been introduced with this popular power plant - the Nickson, made by John Nickson, 230, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire. A Burman three-speed gear box, Brampton forks, and aluminium footplates are included in the equipment, and the saddle height is 29in. The price is £128.
Several other models are also made including the J.N.U. 2¾ h.p. two-stroke with a Dalm engine and two-speed gear, with and without clutch and kick starters, at £68 10s. and £75 respectively. Another model has a 2¾ h.p. Blackburne engine, and with two-speed clutch and kick starter sells at £105.
The Motor Cycle March 24th, 1921. Page 367
Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.
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