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.

Wenlock Motors

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1913. 500cc. Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum.
1913. 500cc. Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Wenlock were motorcycles assembled by Wenlock Motors of Hull, between 1912 and 1913.

They used mainly Precision and Arno four-stroke engines with Armstrong three-speed hub gears, but it is known that at least one machine had the 269cc two-stroke Villiers engine. Other components, typical of the era, would have been Saxon spring forks, Eisemann or Bosch magnetos and Brown and Barlow carburettors.

It is thought that only about a dozen machines were constructed before the firm closed down, probably due to the fact that difficulties with the delivery of bought-in parts hampered production.


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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