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Cotton 1936 Models at the Olympia Show

Cotton Blackburne 350 for 1936

A sporting Blackburne-engined mount - 350 c.c. overhead-valve Cotton

Cotton 1936 Frame

The most famous of all Cotton features is the triangulated frame. Note the four tank-rail members and the star-shaped seat-pillar lug


STAND 60; Wide Range of Models with the Well-tried Triangulated Frame

Cotton Motor Co., Quay Street, Gloucester.

Model 29/B.—348 c.c. single-cyl. o.h.v. Blacburne; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all chain drive; 3-speed gear, with hand or foot operation; fuel 2¾ gals.; 26x3.25in. tyres.
Price with electric lighting (solo), £52 10s.

One of the most intriguing features of Cotton range is that specifications varied, within fairly wide limits, the requirements of individual As an instance, the model mentioned in this specification may be fitted with a four-speed gear box with hand control for £2 extra, or with foot control at £2 10s. extra. Further, it can be supplied with a specially tuned engine at an extra cost of £2 10s. Other modifications can be made at modest prices. The machine is equipped with dynamo lighting and electric horn.

Model 25/J.—490 c.c. single-cyl. o.h.v. J.A.P.; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all-chain drive; 3-speed gear, with hand control; fuel, 2¾ gals.; 26x3.25in. tyres.
Price with electric lighting (solo), £58 10s.

The model specified above has a two-port J.A.P. engine, and is also available with a four speed gear box. Another model with a similar specification is the 5/J. It has the new 500 c.c. J.A.P. sports single-port engine, and is listed at £62 10s. A model with a 346 c.c. J.A.P. two-port engine is also on view.

Among the smaller models, the 2/JC with a 246 c.c. side-valve J.A.P. engine is excellent value at £27 15s. In addition, the makers turn out models ranging from 150 c.c. to 600 c.c. All models employ, of course, the well-tried triangulated frame.

The 1935 Olympia Show reported in The Motor Cycle, December 5th, 1935.