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1899 Mention. Baines and Sons (Limited), Aegir Cycle Factory, Gainsborough.
1900 Baines of the Aegir Cycle Works, Gainsborough, experimenting with motors and cars.
1901 October. More on the motor bicycle and its tests.
Baines were motorcycles produced from 1901 to 1902. Built in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, it was was an advanced machine for its time. It had a De Dion engine located vertically in a bicycle-type frame with braced forks. Two versions were offered - one had a clutch and direct chain-drive, the other had a belt drive and pulleys to a reduction gear at the rear wheel. Neither model had pedals.
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