The 1920 Olympia Show.
The best-known exhibit was that of the Coventry Eagle Motor Co., which was well-worth an inspection. A wide range of models was shown; The 5-6 h.p. J.A.P.-engined sidecar outfit, fitted with a Sturmey-Archer gear box and chain-cum-belt drive, is an excellent machine following standard lines throughout, but possessing one or two special features. Both brakes are on the rear wheel, that on the off side being of the external contracting pattern provided with a right and left-hand thread adjustment on the brake rod. The other brake consists of a Fibrax-lined aluminium shoe situated on the near side of the machine, and acting on a dummy belt rim. The handle-bars are covered with Bluemel's celluloid. Aluminium, footboards are provided, with rubber rests at their forward ends.
Quite an attractive model is the 3 ½ h.p. Abingdon-engined Sports model, which is provided with a Sturmey-Archer three-speed gear, kick-starter and clutch, Lucas Magdyno, and disc wheels. A similar machine, fitted with the same engine, 85x88 mm. (499 c.c), is fitted with the new pattern brake, and has a sidecar attached to it.
Among the lightweights we noticed a 2 ¾ h.p. J.A.P.-engined model with a two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear box. a Mark VI. Villiers engine two-stroke with an Albion gear box not incorporating clutch and kick-starter, and a 2 ¾ h.p. J.A.P.-engined Coventry Eagle fitted with the company's new spring frame.
The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920.
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