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Hunter was a motorcycle produced in 1904.
This machine was typically primitive, but had chain drive and a novel chankshaft-mounted shock absorber whereby the loads were taken by a clock spring. It would have had it limitations and the spring was meant to wind up and reduce, according to the load.
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