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Roper motorcycles were produced from 1901 to 1905 by J. Roper of Curzon Street, Wolverhampton, who had a business that dealt mainly with motor fittings and gears.
These machines would have been typical of the era and very primitive in design. They were probably fitted with a De Dion or Minerva engine. During 1905 there was a slump in the motorcycle market, so the firm returned to making motor fittings.
Later the company moved to Villiers Street and manufactured motor fittings including gear for Sunbeam