Joseph Bourne and Sons
From Graces Guide
Joseph Bourne and Sons of Bath Street, Birmingham.
of St. Mary's Row.
1840 company established.
1904 Chariot motorcycle produced.
Elmdon were motorcycles produced by the company from 1915 to 1921. The machine had a 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine and the option of single- or two-speed transmission. Both had belt final-drive, Druid forks and a Senspray carburettor. The specification was simple and the motorcycles were produced in small numbers for a few years. In their latter years, they also produced a 6hp model.
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