Motor Transport Co
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.
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.
Sources of Information
- 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