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Efficient Motor and Engineering Co

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November 1922.

Juckes were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1925 by the Efficient Motor and Engineering Co of East End Works, Bilston Road, Wolverhampton.

c.1900 Company founded by T. C. Juckes

1902 Already producing marine engines, road engines and gearboxes, the company built their first motorcycle that year.

1912 Produced a motorcycle with a 4 hp water-cooled engine

WWI Produced large quantities of gearboxes

1923 Introduced a range of motorcycles including the 'A' 2.75 hp belt-driven single speed model, a 'B' model with clutch, kick-start and four-speed gearbox. Options of a 3 hp engine and sidecar combinations offered

1923 This was the best year for the company as over 400 machines were sold,

1924 A model fitted with a 349cc ohv engine appeared. It had all-chain drive and a four-speed gearbox. There were two-strokes, one of 277cc with belt drive, the other bored out to 293cc with chain drive, and both could have two, three or four speeds. All the models were smartly finished in black and gold.

1925 The four-stroke was offered in either sv or ohv form, plus the 277cc two-stroke. All had chain drive, a four-speed gearbox and bracing tubes on each side of the frame.

1925 The company ran into financial problems and was declared bankrupt at the end of the year.

In later years T. C. Juckes ran a motorcycle repair business

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
  • [1] Wolverhampton Heritage and History Society
  • Powered Vehicles made in the Black Country by Jim Boulton and Harold Parsons. Published 1990. ISBN 0 904015 30 0