Eclipse Machine Co
From Graces Guide
Rothwell were motorcycles produced in 1903 by the Eclipse Machine Co of Oldham in Lancashire.
The company had been established in 1872
1892 Exhibited at the 1892 Stanley Cycle Show with cycles with Nidderman tyres
In 1903 they produced a typical primitive with a small engine hung inclined from a bicycle frame downtube. It had belt drive and unbraced cycle forks. The machine was no more than a bicycle with an engine and was therefore very short lived.
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of the Rothwell see the 1917 Red Book
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