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New Scale

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August 1923

New Scale were motorcycles produced from 1920 to 1925, by Henry John Scale in Droylsden, Manchester, who had previously been responsible for the Scale marque.

1920 The Scale firm reformed to create New Scale. Various models were produced with Precision two-stroke, Blackburne and oil-cooled Bradshaw singles, all finished in a stylish cerise colour.

1921-1923 Various classes of the TT were entered with no success.

1924 A fourth place in the Sidecar race at the TT was the best result achieved. They tried out a 147cc Villiers lightweight with two-speed chain-cum-belt transmission. They also listed a machine fitted with a 349cc ohc Dart engine. Towards the end of the year, Harry Scale left the company.

1925 With just 349cc Bradshaw and 348cc ohv Blackburne models on offer, the company struggled on for one season before coming to a stop.


  • Note:
    • 'The History of New Scale Motorcycles' web site can be found by clicking the following link. [1]

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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