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Stanley Engineering Co

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1938.
1950. Argson invalid carriage.

of Egham, Surrey

of Monskdale Road, Oldfield Park, Bath, Somerset

1932 Stanley was a motorcycle based on a stock tricycle, the machine was fitted with a 98cc Villiers engine, hung from the rear axle and with spur gears to drive the clutch and a differential. Aimed at the elderly market, to offer assistance and stability, it failed to catch on.

1938 M5 engine built for Marconi and rated at 1 hp [1]

1938 Advert: Argson Invalid carriage and Marconi-Stanley portable engine for wireless transmitters

1954/5 Acquired by C. E. Harper Aircraft Co from Metropole Industries[2]

1958 Maker of petrol and electric invalid cars and equipment for the disabled; part of the Harper Group[3]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. A-Z of British Stationary Engines by Patrick Knight. Published 1999. ISBN 1 873098 50 2
  2. The Times, Dec 06, 1954
  3. The Times, Feb 20, 1958
  • 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