Calverts Motor Cycle
Calvert of Stoke Newington, London produced motorcycles from 1899 to 1904.
This short-lived firm built basic, primitive machines using their own and Minerva engines to produce simple and cheap motorcycles. Their model for 1903 was powered by a 2.75hp or 3.25hp engine. A forecar model had its single rear-wheel driven directly by chain.
By 1904 the bulk of their trade came from supplying engine castings for a variety of vehicles, so they dropped out of motorcycle lists.
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