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Macbeth were motorcycles produced in Birmingham from 1904 to 1913.

1904 The company produced a model that had a typical frame, fitted with a Minerva engine.

They then stopped motorcycle manufacture and returned to the retail trade and bicycles.

1911 At the late Olympia show, Macbeth was exhibited. Fitted with either their own or a Precision 3.5hp engine, they had a two-speed Roc gear option, belt drive and Druid forks.

1913 The make was listed that year as a 3.5hp model with an Armstrong three-speed hub gear, with belt drive.

See Also


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