Bard Cycle Manufacturing Co
From Graces Guide
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.
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
- Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0