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Joseph Bourne and Sons

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May 1904.

Joseph Bourne and Sons of Bath Street, Birmingham.

of St. Mary's Row.

1840 company established.

1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles. More details [1]

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.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Cycles
  • 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