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R. G. Nye and Co

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NYE were motorcycles produced from 1910 to 1912 by R. G. Nye and Co of 69 Leather Lane, London.

See Reginald Gordon Nye

1910 The company, who had been agents for several makes, exhibited machines under their own name at the Olympia show. These were touring, TT and Colonial models with a 3.5hp Precision engine, Bosch magneto, Druid forks, belt drive and the option of a two-speed rear hub. There was also a 2.5hp lightweight.

1910 Partnership change. '... the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Reginald Gordon Nye and Roland Charles Budge, carrying on the business of Motor Dealers, Electricians, and Dealers in Electric Apparatus, under the style or firm of NYE AND COMPANY, at 69, Leather-lane, London, E.C., was dissolved by the retirement of the said Roland Charles Budge from the partnership as from the 29th September, 1910. And it was agreed that Percy John Budge should take the place of the said Roland Charles Budge in the said partnership...'[1]

1911 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, Reginald Gordon Nye and Percy John Budge, carrying on business as Motor Agents and Dealers, Electricians, and Dealers in Electrical Apparatus, at No. 69, Leather-lane, Holborn and No. 138, Gray's Inn-road, Holborn, both in the county of London, under the style or firm of NYE AND CO., was dissolved as and from the 18th day of December, 1911, by mutual consent. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Reginald Gordon Nye, who will continue to carry on the said business...'[2]

1912 Only a single machine was listed. This had a 4hp JAP engine, two-speed Albion gearbox and belt drive. The firm then reverted to acting as agents. Their name was linked to the Stuart two-stroke, tandem twin model and also to PV, but after that year, the name of NYE left the lists.

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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