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Rolfe Manufacturing Co

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May 1913.

Rolfe were motorcycles produced between 1911 and 1913 in Bridge Street, Smethwick.

1912 Late in the year a machine was built uing a 6hp V-twin Precision engine, 'Rolfe' three-speed gearbox, chain drive and Saxon forks.

1913 The original model was then joined by a single fitted with a 3.5hp JAP engine, still with gearbox and all-chain drive. Their sidecar chassis had the wheel spindle supported on both sides, and it was constructed from straight tubing.

The make was short lived.

See Also


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
  • Powered Vehicles made in the Black Country by Jim Boulton and Harold Parsons. Published 1990. ISBN 0 904015 30 0