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1915 Calthorpe - JAP 300cc




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1915 Calthorpe-JAP 300cc. Outstanding restoration.

Two speed Enfield gearbox and a 300cc JAP engine power this delightful machine. It has been recently restored in great detail and would grace any collection. We can arrange to supply a small antique cabinet to hold the trophies that will be showered on this machine.

George W. Hands began manufacture of bicycles in Bordesley, Birmingham in about 1890 and built his first motorcycles at Calthorpe's Barn Street premises in 1909 and exhibited at the Stanley Cycle Show that year. Initially using JAP and Precision engines, after the First World War they also used Peco, Villiers and Blackburne units. By 1924 they were producing their own 350cc ohv engine, and in 1927 built a 500cc overhead cam model. Only around 100 of these relatively expensive machines were made. The Ivory series began in 1928 and was very well received with its saddle tank and duplex frame.

1915 Calthorpe-JAP 300cc. Outstanding restoration.


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