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A. E. Bradford

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De Luxe were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1924, firstly in Wolverhampton and latterly in Birmingham.

The small company of A. E. Bradford, (who was a school teacher very interested in motorcycles), of Sweetman Street, Wolverhampton, intermittently produced these machines. The firm specialized in buying up surplus stock and many of those items were used in the building of De Luxe machines, so specifications varied.

He also sold motorcycles in kit form from his Motorites premises in Vane Street, Wolverhampton.

By 1922 the company was trading as the De Luxe Motor Co of Corporation Street, Birmingham, from where they offered a 349cc Barr and Stroud sleeve-valve-engined model, with Brampton forks, ML magneto and Amac carburettor.

See Also


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
  • [1] Wolverhampton Heritage and History Society
  • Powered Vehicles made in the Black Country by Jim Boulton and Harold Parsons. Published 1990. ISBN 0 904015 30 0