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Blumfield

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Blumfield were motorcycles produced in 1903 and from 1910-1914.

See also: Thomas William Blumfield.

These machines were built at Lower Essex Street, Birmingham, from 1910 onwards.

1897 – 8. Blumfield Manufacturing Ltd.[1]

1903 The earliest model with the Blumfield name, powered by a Minerva engine, was known to have been running around Birmingham.

1908 Business established in Lower Essex St, Birmingham

1910 Blumfield Ltd. Lower Essex Street Birmingham. Development and production of a number of air and water cooled engines and frames. With entries in the Isle Of Man TT for 4 years. Blumfield Ltd continued without him till 1929, seemingly remaining dormant after the Great War.[2]

1910 The marque reappeared and ran in the TT. Two production models were available. Typical of the era, they had 5hp or 7hp V-twin engines, belt drive and sprung forks.

1912 Singles and twin ranging from 3.5hp to 9hp were offered as well as a two-speed gearbox. They also supplied fittings to the trade.

1913 They entered the TT once again but were not successful.

1914 Motor engineers. Specialities: motor cycle and cycle car engineers. [3]

1914 No further motorcycles were produced after that year.

1922 of 70, Lower Essex Street, Birmingham. Manufactures of Cox Atmos carburetters.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 'The Quest for King Dick' - William Whiteley
  2. 'The Quest for King Dick' - William Whiteley
  3. 1914 Whitakers Red Book

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