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Raynal Manufacturing Co

Raynal were motorcycles produced in Birmingham, firstly in 1914, and then from 1937 to 1950 by ABJ of Handsworth, also in Birmingham.

    1914 The name was first seen on a simple lightweight powered by a 269cc Villiers engine. Basic in design, it had a two-speed Albion gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. Production soon came to an end, probably due to the outbreak of war.

    1937 The name returned on a production version of the Jones autocycle that had a 98cc Villiers Junior engine, open frame with the petroil tank between the frame tubes, rigid forks and no enclosure.

    1939 A version with spring forks was added.

    That model alone continued after the war.

    1950 Production ceased.

Source: Graces Guide

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