Today in Motorcycle History

Lion Convertible

Manufactured from 1900 to 1904 by Lion Cycle Company, 267 London Road, South Lowestoft, Suffolk. Owners were Thomas Pinnell and Anne Maria Pinnell.

In 1900 the firm built a forecar powered by a 2.¾ h.p. De Dion engine. The machine was named the Lion Convertible, as the forecar could be detached and replaced with a conventional motorcycle front end. It is likely that they also marketed the solo version.

N.B. There was also a Lion Bicycle Company in Coventry in the 1880s.

Sources: Graces Guide;