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Cripps Cycle and Motor Co

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Cripps Cycle and Motor Co of Forest Gate, London

Hazel were motorcycles made by them from 1910 to 1912.

Started by using a V-twin Peugeot engine

1910 A machine was produced with a 2.5hp JAP engine that weighed less than 100lb/45.5kg. With belt drive and braced forks, it was a basic motorcycle.

1911 Further models were added with 3hp and 4.5hp JAP engines and the option of sprung forks. There were also versions fitted with V-twin JAP engines of 5hp, 6hp or 7hp.

1912 For that year the company used both JAP and Precision engines of 2.5hp and 3.5hp.

1913 Produced a prototype cyclecar with a 7hp JAP engine

William Brierley (1880-1936) was manager of the Hazel Motor and Cycle Co, Forest Gate, until 1914

See Also


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