Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Motor Transport Co

From Graces Guide
November 1903.

of Comeragh Road, London, makers of motorcycles produced from 1903 to 1905 and 1914 to 1915.

1903-1905 E. H. Owen of the The Motor Transport Co, Comeragh Road, London, designed and built the Aeolus, a 492cc machine. The difference between this machine and most others was a shaft drive that incorporated a form of clutch. The machine was short lived.

1904 Alfred Douglas Mackenzie became managing partner; the company had an engineer's yard at Stratford but planned to expand. The company had 7 steam vehicles.[1]

1914-1915 The Motor Transport Co name reappeared on a simple model with a 269cc two-stroke engine and petroil lubrication. It had similar specifications to the Bown make, which was reportedly manufactured at the Aeolus works. Nothing more was heard of Aeolus motorcycles after 1915, and it is presumed that the company turned to war work.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Proposal for Mackenzie to join I Mech E
  • 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