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Century Engineering and Motor Co

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Century of Willesden Junction, London

The company produced motorcycles from 1902 to 1905.

This firm was best known for its Tandem model. This was a fairly typical and cumbersome machine of forecar design.

1904 The company used a 5hp Aster engine, driving a countershaft by chain. The rear axle was driven by one of two chains, to give high and low speeds. A lever on the right acted as steering, by moving it to and fro. There were also some controls that the passenger could reach. Also listed was a tradesman's carrier model.

1905 A steering wheel appeared as the standard fitting for a car, but the make soon vanished as the cyclecar took over. Also used Minerva and MMC engines

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