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Shaw Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in England between 1904 and 1922, initially with Kelecom and Minerva engines. The first machine was built by Sidney Shaw, son of Ambrose who had been building bicycles in Crawley, West Sussex, since the 1880s.

They may have been associated with Shaw Mfg. Co. of Galesburg, Kansas, USA, who made bicycle attachment motors from quite early on, and built complete complete motorcycles from 1912 to 1914. The American Shaw of 1912 was a single of 15 cubic inches with belt drive, rigid front and rear, and Schebler carburettor. Other models used the Breeze carburettor.

Shaw history continued

Sat Oct 24 2015
dwb1 at
Shaw cycle engine that are for sale
Shaw 1912
Wanted to buy a Shaw engine
Hutchinson Minnesota.

Tue Jul 15 2014
storminnorman64 at
shaw motor
1909 250 cc ?
all parts-need info

Thu Aug 26 2010
cesarmarianosolis<at>gmaildot com
1909-1914 shaw motorcycle information
1909-1914 shaw motorcycle information Engine motor number 4193 (No model identification)
Hi, my name is Cesar Solis from Argentina. I'm working in a 240cc shaw motorcycle restauration and I need information about it. I really don't know the date model but I've got the engine number (4193), so, If you know something about it just tell me.

Since now thank you

Mar del Plata, Argentina

Tue Jun 30 2009
lynette77 at gmaildot com
Shaw Rebuild engine
Shaw 2700
Would like details on rebuilding engine. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Please Contact Greg at 248-391-1796
Orion, MI 48359

Tue Jan 27 2009
sw1200hd at aoldot com
shaw motors
1904 or newer single
i am looking for a shaw motor

Fri Jun 22 2007
cobrajd at aoldot com
Shaw Engine
1912 - 1914
I have a Shaw Motorcycle engine to sell!

Tue Oct 17 2006
bobwoodcarver at
Shaw motorcycles

If anyone is interested in Shaws I have a number of the original ads in my literature collection I could copy and email.
Michigan, USA

Thu Dec 01 2005
andre-rene-liebig at
Suche Bilder von Shaw Motorbikes (Fahrrad+Motor) von ca1911 150ccm oder 115ccm Aluminiumzylinder

Translation: Would seek pictures of Shaw Motorbikes (bicycle motor) of c1911 150ccm or 115ccm aluminium cylinder

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