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P&M 1923 Models

The 1922 Olympia Show.

P.& M. (Stand 77.)

Tourist Mount Turns Speed Model.

4½ H.P. Model

84.1x100 mm. (655 c.c.); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; mechanical lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.: 4-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 700x80 mm. tyres. Price: Sports solo, £100; Touring Sidecar (fully equipped). £136.

PHELON AND MOORE, Ltd., 4, Berners Street, Oxford Street, W.l.

For many years the broad and distinctive lines of the P. and M. machine have been the same. Indeed, one familiar with the earlier models could, without hesitation, recognise the motor cycles on the stand as descendants in the direct line. The principal model for next year is the new sporting type of 555 c.c. capacity. This machine for the first time in the history of P. and M. is of really sporting character, with dropped handle-bars, a sloping tank, and a cut-away top tube to give an easy riding position. An aluminium piston is fitted, together with a special form of knee pad, rigidly fixed to the tank by a concealed clamp. In addition there is a new type of sidecar with an aluminium body, having a car type windscreen and a disappearing hood. This body resembles in many respects the Brooklands type of racing car body which has been so popular in the past season. An ordinary sidecar is shown, together with two models, one solo and one side-car, having Brooks cantilever leaf-spring saddles. The sporting models, of course, have an ordinary saddle.

The excellent finish of the machines calls for commendation; indeed, ever since this old-established firm specialised on the production of motor cycles these have been famed for quality. In view of the almost general adoption of variable gears and chain transmission this year, it is not without interest to observe that P. and M. machines from the earliest days have been thus equipped.

Olympia Show. The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 849