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Armstrong Cycle Works

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of 507-509 Harrow Road, Paddington

Armstrong made motorcycles from 1902 to 1905

This machine was typical of the primitive designs of the era. It had a small Minerva 211cc engine that hung from the downtube of a heavy-duty bicycle frame fitted with rigid forks. As an assembler, the company bought in parts - the frame lugs came from Chater-Lea.

Also see International Motor Car Co who sold an Armstrong motor car.

Possibly another company of the same name made Armstrong motorcycles between 1913-14

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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9