British Motorcycles

Osborn Motor Manufacturing Co

Osborn were motorcycles produced in Lincoln from 1901 to 1909 by Frederick J. Osborn.

These early motorcycles were primitives with a 4hp engine hung from the downtube, and with a flat drive belt. There was also a four-speed engine pulley and the 1909 single had one fitted, plus an adjustor for the belt tension. Production ceased after that year.

  • Notes:
    The firm returned to the market after the end of World War I, as OEC.
    There was also an Osborne built in Lincoln by Ryle Osborne, unrelated to the Osborn concern.

Sources: Graces Guide, Phil Meggett

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