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Saltley

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February 1922.

Saltley were motorcycles produced from 1919 to 1925, at Snow Hill, Birmingham. The Saltley Cycle Co made bicycles.

1919 The company that made these machines was originally involved with the cycle trade and entered the powered market with a lightweight powered by a 197 / 269cc Villiers engine, and with a choice of single-speed or two-speed chain-cum-belt transmission.

1921 The latest Villiers Mk IV engine, with flywheel magneto, joined the earlier version. Also added were further models with 347cc Vulcanus and 497 / 545cc Blackburne engines.

1925 The range continued and increased again with the addition of 292cc sv JAP and 348cc Blackburne models. After that, the firm went back to pedal power.

See Also

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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