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Baines were motorcycles produced from 1901 to 1902.

1899 Mention. Baines and Sons (Limited), Aegir Cycle Factory, Gainsborough.[1]

1900 Baines of the Aegir Cycle Works, Gainsborough, experimenting with motors and cars.[2]

Built in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the Baines was an advanced machine for its time. It had a De Dion engine located vertically in a bicycle-type frame with braced forks. Two versions were offered - one had a clutch and direct chain-drive, the other had a belt drive and pulleys to a reduction gear at the rear wheel. Neither model had pedals.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 16 May 1899
  2. The Autocar 1900/01/27

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