1913 The enterprise was short-lived and did not last beyond that year.
1922 The Melen resurfaced on a tradesman's motor carrier tricycle, in the form of a conventional motorcycle with the exception of the front. This had two wheels and a closed-top delivery box positioned between them. It therefore resembled the rather out-dated forecar of yesteryear, and was powered by a 292cc two-stroke Union engine.
1926 was the final year of motorcycle production. In the 1930s the company was renamed Melen Ltd., with directors G.F. Melen and G.F. Fisher. They continued to produce carrier tricycles and bicycles, now at Sydenham Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, until 1940.
Box Carrier Motor Tricycle.
2¾ H.P. Model.
F. AND H. Melen, Ltd., Sherlock Street, Birmingham.
A unique little business three-wheeler is shown on the Melen stand, which otherwise is for the most part devoted to bicycles. It is fitted with a 297 c.c. two-stroke engine, three-speed gear, and chain transmission. Two brakes act on a single rear drum; one is an external contracting band and the other is a shoe, pulled on to the inner periphery by the hand lever. From experience on the road it has been found to be a particularly stable little vehicle, efficiently sprung, economical, and very suitable for the type of driver who is likely to handle it. The accommodation, too, is good, the carrying capacity being from 1½ to 2 cwt.
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