From Graces Guide
Carlton of Lockhurst Lane, Coventry
1901-1902 They produced engines and, in 1901, cars
1992 Carlton were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1940.
1922 In February, the first machine was exhibited at the Scottish Motorcycle Show. It was a lightweight with a 269cc two-stroke Villiers engine and a choice of single or two speed with clutch and kick starter. Few other details are available. The marque then all but disappeared apart from an occasional appearance from time to time.
1930 One model appeared as a typical single of the time, with a Sturmey-Archer overhead-valve engine driving a hand-change gearbox. Once again all went quiet and little was heard of the company.
1937 The name reappeared through a new company based in Worksop, Nottingham, when they produced a neat lightweight with a 122cc Villiers engine and three speeds, in a loop frame with blade forks.
1940 Post-World War II, the company only produced bicycles.
See Carlton Motor Co
Sources of Information
- The Times, April 13, 1996