The Referee was produced in 1904 by a firm who were agents for Ariel.
For 1904, the firm offered their own make powered by a 2¼ hp Ariel engine. They soon returned to being agents, so nothing further was heard of their model.
The well-known Ariel 2¼ h.p. motor cycle engine
exhibited here is fitted to Referee motor cycles.
This machine is sold at the Referee depot, which
is London agent for the Ariel motor bicycles.
It combines the Ariel surface carburetter, which
can always be relied upon for a perfect mixture; also the Ariel safety head, which is formed by a
tube carried from the fork crown to the top of the
ball-head clip. The general finish of this is, of
course, up to the usual Ariel standard.
Stanley Show, The Motor Cycle, Nov 25th 1903
Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.
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