Fairy motorcycles were produced from 1906 to 1907.
It was the anglicized name of the Fee, built by Joseph Barter of Bristol in 1905.
The machine had a 2.5hp flat-twin engine fitted high in a stock bicycle frame, with transmission by chain to a counter-shaft and clutch, then by belt to the rear wheel.
In 1907, after Joseph Barter had joined Douglas, the name was taken up by them.
Fee was a motorcycle produced in 1905 by Joseph Barter of Bristol.
Joseph Barter had first produced a single-cylinder machine prior to this. He offered it under his own name until, in 1905, he turned to a flat-twin engine. Later it was known as the Fairy and was the fore-runner of the Douglas.
The Fee engine was 2.5hp and mounted high in the frame of a stock with braced forks. It had a large flywheel on the left and the transmission was by chain to a countershaft. This carried a clutch and then went by belt to the rear wheel.
Within a year the name had been anglicized to Fairy.
Barter of Aston Gate, Bristol were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1905.
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