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Bard Cycle Manufacturing Co

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Bard Cycle Manufacturing Co of Barn Street, Birmingham

Bard were motorcycles produced in 1898.

The company was a Birmingham-based cycle firm and were one of the earliest makers of motorised tricycles at the end of the nineteenth century

The Bard tricycle had a 2.25 hp De Dion engine hung out behind the rear axle in a heavy-duty frame with braced forks. The fuel tank went behind the saddle and the battery box under the top tube. The front wheel was fitted with an external-contracting band brake.

1902 Resolved to close the business. T. H. Helliwell is chairman.[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The London Gazette Publication date:14 October 1902 Issue:27482 Page:6511
  • 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
  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0