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Hepburn Engineering Co of King's Cross, London
HEC was a motorcycle produced from 1938 to 1940
1939 Acquired premises in Thorpe Street, Birmingham
A motorcycle was exhibited at the Earls Court Show late in 1938. It differed from the rest in using an 80cc two-stroke engine of their own design, made for them by Levis. The engine drove a clutch mounted on a counter-shaft with chain drive from the unit to the rear wheel. The whole unit was mounted above the bottom bracket of the heavy-duty bicycle it drove.
1940s Although the machine was well thought out, it failed to survive the war. During that time HEC merged with Butterfield Brothers.