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Francis Barnett 1936 Models at the Olympia Show

Francis Barnett Cruiser for 1936

Silence and exceptional weather proofing are features of the well-proved Cruiser model

Francis Barnett OHV 248cc for 1936

Cross-over push-rods and straight overhead-valve rockers are employed in the 248 c.c. o.h.v. engine. The push-rods operate in tunnels in the castings.


STAND 30: An improved 248 c.c. o.h.v. “Stag” Model: Modified “Cruisers” and a 150 c.c. Two-stroke with Channel-steel Frame

Francis and Barnett, Ltd., Lower Ford Street, Coventry.

"The Stag" Model.—248 c.c. single-cyl. Francis-Barnett-Blackburne; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all-chain drive; primary chain case; 4-speed gear, with foot control; fuel 3¼ gals.; 26x3.25in. tyres,
Price with electric lighting (solo), £45.

The 248 c.c. o.h.v. “Stag” model has been altered only in minor details. The engine is mounted vertically in the frame which incorporates several chromed-steel members. The sump, which is integral with and below the crank case is carried in two such members, and rubber strips are interposed to prevent chafing. Both tool box and battery are neatly placed behind the saddle tube. A prop-stand is fitted.

At a small extra charge a special “Stag” model, with full sports equipment, is available.

The all-enclosed “Cruisers” are better than ever. One model has the 249 c.c. flat- topped piston engine, and the other the standard Villiers. Larger tanks, friction shock absorbers and prop-stands are among the improvements.

“F/40 Plover” Model.—148 c.c. single-cyl. two-stroke Villiers; petroil lubrication; flywheel magneto ignition; all-chain drive; 3-speed gear, with hand control; fuel, 2 gals.; 25x3in. tyres.
Price with electric lighting (solo), £25 10s.

The smallest machine on the stand is the 148 c.c. Villiers-engined “Plover.” The engine is of the two-port type, and direct lighting is employed.

Channel-steel members are used in the frame, which has a heavy stamped heading. The petrol tank is finished in black and chromium, and a wide-nosed soft-top saddle is fitted. A de luxe model with dynamo lighting is also shown.

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