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Bradbury Brothers

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May 1904.
December 1904.

Bradbury Brothers of High Street, Croydon.

Corydon were motorcycles produced by them from 1904 to 1908. The machines had been developed at a time when motorcycle sales slumped and so the company did not survive for long. The motorcycles were of good quality and were fitted with single and V-twin engines of various sizes. The frame and fittings were typical of the era.

1901-02 Produced 4hp automobile

1905 Mentioned. 'The premises lately occupied by Bradbury Brothers, High Street...'[1]

1906 Used Tricar offered for sale. 'Grand little CORYDON TRICAR for SALE, two cylinders, water cooled by tank and radiator. Opperman free engine, clutch and two-speed gear, hand lever and foot brakes to all wheels, carriage built, bucket seats. N.P. Acetylene lamps. Palmer cord tyres; few months iron makers. Going in for a car'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette - Saturday 28 October 1905
  2. Western Daily Press - Tuesday 03 July 1906
  • 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