Orbit were produced from 1913 to 1924 by a firm founded by S. Dorsett of the Diamond company, using old works in Vane Street, Wolverhampton.
The 1922 Olympia Show.
2¾ H.P. Model.
68x 72 mm. (261 c.c): single cyl. two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2¼in. tyres. Price £55.
Orbit Motors, Ltd., Orbit Works, Wolverhampton.
Four Orbit lightweights are shown, all practically to an identical specification, excepting in the engine units. Only the two-stroke, as detailed above, is fitted with the firm's own power unit, a conventional but well-carried-out design of the three port type with plain bearings and a deeply-finned cylinder. Internal expanding brakes on the front and rear wheels, a well-balanced front mudguard, and a capacious metal tool box on the saddle tube, are items common to all four models, although a Bradshaw-engined type is distinctive on account of its pair of highly-polished aluminium mudguards. Swan front forks, which have an enclosed central shock and rebound spring, are employed in every case. The silencer, which is right at the end of the exhaust pipe, is of Orbit design and embodies baffle plates.
For the rest the exhibit is best described by detailing the prices of the models not covered by the specification: 349 c.c. Barr and Stroud, £67 10s. (A.J.S. lightweight sidecar, £20 extra); 349 c.c. Bradshaw, £67 10s.; o.h.v. 349 c.c. Blackburne (semi-racing equipment), £70. Disc wheels are an extra.
Sources: Graces Guide
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