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Albert Farnell

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Farnell was a motorcycle produced between 1900 and 1901, by Albert Farnell of Bradford in West Yorkshire.

Albert Farnell had been a racing cyclist in the 1890s, and he went on to build this early primitive motorcycle.

The machine was very similar to most others of the era and only one was made. It had a 2.75hp Minerva engine fitted to a bicycle frame. In the beginning it was too highly geared for the local hills, so revised pulleys were eventually fitted.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9