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Ernest Smith and Woodhouse

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of 15 High Street, Saltley, Birmingham,

Regal were motorcycles produced by Ernest Smith and Woodhouse from 1909 to 1915.

1912 The firm started out with the 4.25hp Regal-Precision, with two or three speeds.

1913 Other models were added with 2.75 and 3.5hp Precision engines, with two or three speeds and belt or chain drive.

1913 A. H. Haden took over the Regal-Green business and began to use the water-cooled Green engines along with the others.

1914 The Regal-Green name appeared. The model was fitted with the Green-Precision water-cooled engine, three-speed gearbox and chain drive. There was also the Regal-Peco with a 349cc two-stroke engine, three-speed Sturmey-Archer hub gear or two-speed gearbox, and belt or chain-cum-belt drive.

1915 Those models continued and were joined by a 225cc two-stroke Peco model and a V-twin. Production then ceased.

1915 August. Deed of arrangement. Ernest Smith, 15 High Street, Saltley, Birmingham, motor cycle manufacturer, cycle agent and mechanic.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 19 August 1915
  • 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