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Chariot and Elmdon Motorcycles

Joseph Bourne and Sons of Bath Street, Birmingham.
(St. Mary's Row, Birmingham, 1904).

1840 company established.

1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles.

1904 Chariot motorcycle produced.

Elmdon were motorcycles produced by the company in 1915 and from 1919 to 1921. The machine had a 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine and the option of single- or two-speed transmission. Both had belt final-drive, Druid forks and a Senspray carburettor. The specification was simple and the motorcycles were produced in small numbers. Following the armistice, they also produced a 6hp model.

Sources: Graces Guide, Wikipedia NL.

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