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Templeton Brothers

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

William Templeton, Robert Mercer Templeton and George Phillips Templeton began producing bicycles around 1905, and entered the motor bicycle trade in 1906.

A 1909 advertisement stated that they were agents for Roc, NSU, Triumph, Quadrant and Vindec-Special.

The firm also produced the "Tee Bee" spring fork attachment, a "hand starting device" which "will start any engine with ease", and other accessories including racks and footpegs.

They produced the Tee-Bee motorcycle.

The machine was fitted with either their own engine or a 2½ hp JAP, NSU two-speed gear, belt drive and sprung forks.

The make, also called the Tee-Bee Glasgow, was very short lived.

1908 Stanley Show

Tee Bee Specialities.

Templeton Bros., 535 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Stand No. 226.

Here are shown Tee Bee specialities for motor-cycles, consisting of Tee Bee carrier, spring fork attachment, spring seat pillar, spring foot-rest, foot-boards and hand starting device; also pedal brakes, heel brake, oil can carrier, plug case. high tension wire clip, valve spring lifter and belt punch combined, lame, brackets, etc. All these specialities are very useful accessories and fitments for motor-cycles.

Templeton Bros., 535, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

(No. 258, Gallery).

A Tee Bee lightweight motor bicycle showing a number of special fitments will be exhibited on this stand. The following additions to a smart set of accessories for motor cycles have been made for 1910. Silencer, foot attachment for operating two-speed gear, spring forks on an entirely new principle, and spring seat-pillar also new in design suitable for high or low machines. The riding position can be varied. Templeton Bros, will also show F.R.S. lamps, D'All belt fasteners, Cowey speedometer, etc., for which they are special agents.

Stanley Show 1909

The Motor Cycle, November 15th, 1909. Page 895

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.

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