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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

B. E. Dickinson

From Graces Guide
August 1902.
August 1902.
December 1902.
January 1903.
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Dickinson (sometimes spelt Dickenson) were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1905 at the Toledo works, Aston Brook Street, Birmingham by Benjamin Edward Dickinson.

Formerly the premises of Coombs Brothers

The machine took the form of a bath-chair and had a single front wheel, which carried, and was driven by, the engine, with friction drive to the front tyre. The earliest versions had a two-stroke engine, later to be replaced with a 2.5hp four-stroke Morette, positioned on the left of the wheel. Transmission was a mixture of flywheel friction and then chain to the hub. The starting mechanism was via a pull-cord from the seat.

In 1902 there was also a heavier, 4hp twin-cylinder version, with a slightly different transmission system.

1905 The founder died and presumably the business ceased.

See Also

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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
  • Motor Cycling and Motoring 1902/12/03