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Cairn was a motorcycle produced in 1950 by a Mr Farrow of Reading in Berkshire.
A prototype was built in the style of the Corgi. It had small wheels and was easy to transport. It had a simple frame from which was hung a 99cc Villiers 1F engine. It had no suspension but was fitted with four-inch tyres and disc wheels. All the works were fully enclosed by panels and the saddle and handlebars were height-adjustable. Although the design was stylish, nothing further came of it.
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