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'''Martinshaw''' were motorcycles produced from 1923 to 1925, in Twickenham, Middlesex.
 
'''Martinshaw''' were motorcycles produced from 1923 to 1925, in Twickenham, Middlesex.
  
1923 The company started with an ambitious range, all fitted with [[Blackburne]] engines, stretching from the 348cc sv single to the 998cc V-twin.
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1923 The company started with an ambitious range, all fitted with [[Burney and Blackburne|Blackburne]] engines, stretching from the 348cc sv single to the 998cc V-twin.
  
 
1924 The range had shrunk  to the 348cc sv model and the similar 545cc sv.  Both had [[Sturmey-Archer]] gearboxes and all-chain drive.
 
1924 The range had shrunk  to the 348cc sv model and the similar 545cc sv.  Both had [[Sturmey-Archer]] gearboxes and all-chain drive.
  
1925  The two models continued.  [[Moss Gear Co| Moss]] gearboxes were standardized and a couple of ohv models were tried.  One had a 348cc [[Blackburne]], the other a 349cc oil-cooled [[Bradshaw]].  It was their last year.
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1925  The two models continued.  [[Moss Gear Co| Moss]] gearboxes were standardized and a couple of ohv models were tried.  One had a 348cc Blackburne, the other a 349cc oil-cooled [[Bradshaw]].  It was their last year.
  
  

Latest revision as of 09:22, 2 May 2012

Martinshaw were motorcycles produced from 1923 to 1925, in Twickenham, Middlesex.

1923 The company started with an ambitious range, all fitted with Blackburne engines, stretching from the 348cc sv single to the 998cc V-twin.

1924 The range had shrunk to the 348cc sv model and the similar 545cc sv. Both had Sturmey-Archer gearboxes and all-chain drive.

1925 The two models continued. Moss gearboxes were standardized and a couple of ohv models were tried. One had a 348cc Blackburne, the other a 349cc oil-cooled Bradshaw. It was their last year.


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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