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Pax Engineering

Pax were motorcycles produced by Pax Engineering of Acocks Green, Birmingham, between 1921 and 1922.

  • 1921 A conventional medium-weight machine was offered with either 348cc or 499cc sv Blackburne engines, two or three-speed Sturmey-Archer gearboxes and Druid forks.
  • 1922 The larger model was dropped and in came an ohv 348cc Blackburne model, with all-chain transmission. The name did not survive for long.

Pax 2¾ h.p. 1921

Just under the 200lb. taxation limit - the 2¾ h.p. Pax lightweight

Another New Name.

ALTHOUGH embodying components found on perhaps fifty other makes, there is something about the Pax motor cycle that immediately strikes a distinctive note. Closer examination confirms this impression. For example, the footrests are just where they ought to be, i.e., low down underneath the rider. As may be seen in the picture, a downward extension of the rear engine plate forms a secure housing for the footrest bar. The front engine-plates are continued to the rear to form a cradle for the crank case.

Three models are available - a 4 h.p. Blackburne-engined machine, with a three-speed Sturmey gear box; a 2¾ h.p. Blackburne similarly geared; and, thirdly, a 2¾ h.p. Blackburne model, with a Sturmey two-speed gear box, which comes under the 200 lb. taxation limit.

The address of the Pax Engineering Co. is Station Road, Acock's Green, Birmingham.

The Motor Cycle April 11th, 1921. Page 430

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.

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