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Hammon and Smith

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Hannon and Smith of Dale Street, Coventry

Clarendon was a motorcycle built by them from 1901 to 1904. At the same time they also built cars.

Company formed by William George Hammon

This reliable motorcycle was built with the company's own or a proprietary engine, rated at 3hp, in a loop frame. With near equal bore and stroke, it had an extra main bearing, outboard of the drive pulley.

In 1904 there was a mechanical inlet valve, but the marque soon disappeared.

See Clarendon Motor Car and Bicycle Co

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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