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Bond and Cooper

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May 1896.

of Crown Works, Booth Street, Handsworth

Specialised in making wire-drawing machines

Late Edward S. Bond

1907 Elf-King were motorcycles produced by them from 1907 to 1909.

This short-lived make listed a primitive model early in 1908. The engine was a 3.5hp single. There was also a model fitted with a Minerva V-twin. Similar to the car of that period, it had a crank handle to start the engine.

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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9
  • Birmingham’s Industrial Heritage by Ray Shill. Published by Sutton Publishing 2002. ISBN 0-7509-2593-0
  • Post Office London Directory, 1895