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Matchless 1912 Ladies Model No1

MODEL No. 1. 2½ h.p, LADY'S


ENGINE. --2½ h.p., 70 x 76, M.O.I.V.

CARBURETTER. - Latest type semi-automatic multiple jet.

IGNITION. --Special light Bosch magneto.

FRAME. --New type open frame, with girder spring forks, giving low riding position.

TYRES. --Standard 26 x 2 in. Hutchinson non-skid. Other tyres according to cost.

MUDGUARDS. --3½ in. wide, fixed in a very rigid manner.

SILENCER. --" MATCHLESS," specially designed to suit this engine, with cut-out.

BELT. --7/8in. Shamrock Gloria.

PULLEY. --" MATCHLESS," adjustable.

BRAKES. --Front rim brake, hand-applied, and powerful driving rim brake operated by pedal.

SADDLE. --Middlemore's Rideasy, or to order.

CONTROL. --Carburetter, by thumb levers on handle-bar. Ignition, by ratchet lever on side of tank, and valve lifter.

TANK. --The tank fits in a specially designed frame, and contains one gallon of petrol and one quart of oil. The oil tank is fitted with semi-automatic forced sight feed lubricator.

FINISH. --Enamelled grey, and fine-lined gold and green.

GEAR. --Three speeds and free engine.

WEIGHT. --About 120 lbs.

PRICE. --51 Guineas. This price includes toolbag, full kit of tools, carrier, and number plates.

Stands are fitted to both wheels.