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Norma Motor and Engineering Co

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of Ravenscourt Square, Hammersmith

1912-14 Early British make of automobiles. Designed by A. Percy Hann

Makers of the Pinnace cyclecar

1913 March 'Particulars have come to hand of a new cycle-car, known as the Norma, manufactured by the Norma Motor and Engineering Co. (Ltd.) of Ravenscourt Square, Hammersmith, London, S.W. The water-cooled engine is rated at 8-10 h.p., the bore and stroke being respectively 85mm. and 96mm. The mixture supplied by a Zenith carburetor and is ignited by an enclosed type Bosch magneto. The drive is taken from the motor by a leather cone clutch to three speeds and reverse gearbox, giving forward speeds of 4.5, 7, and 11 to 1. The power is conveyed to the road wheels by means of a cardon shaft and bevel-driven live axle. Both brakes operate independently on the rear wheels and are actuated by a foot pedal and side lever. Steering is by worm and sector and the in. wheels ate shod with 3 in. voiturette tyres. The wheelbase measures ft. 9 in., the track 4 ft., the overall length 11 ft. 6 in., and the seating width 3 ft. 10 in. The price complete with two-seater body, hood, screen, lamps, and tools is £135.'[1]

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices see the 1917 Red Book

See Barimar

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Sources of Information

  1. St. Andrews Citizen - Saturday 29 March 1913