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Robinson and Price

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November 1902.
February 1903.
1903. R&P motorcycle 2.75 h.p. 346cc. Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum.
1903. R&P motorcycle 2.75 h.p. 346cc. Exhibit at the National Motorcycle Museum.
February 1903.
July 1903.
November 1903.
November 1904.

Robinson and Price of Liverpool

1884 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership formerly subsisting between us the undersigned, John Colwell Robinson and Thomas Price, carrying on the business of Bicycle and Tricycle Manufacturers and Agents, at 65, Pembroke-place, in the city of Liverpool, was, on the 20th day of June, 1882, dissolved by mutual consent...'[1]

1886 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Colwell Robinson and Edward James Bayly, carrying on the business of Bicycle and Tricycle Manufacturers and Agents, under the firm or style of Robinson and Price, at 42, Elizabeth-street, 65, Pembroke-place, at 85, Dale street, in the city of Liverpool, is this day dissolved by mutual consent...'[2]

1902-06 R and P were motorcycles produced as primitives using 346cc 2.25hp and 2.75hp engines mounted vertically in the frame. The machines were well made and, like the Bradbury, the crankcase was cast around the main frame tubes under Birch patents.

In 1904, a forecar was added, but production would have been limited.

1913 Produced a cyclecar designed by Mr. Lamb.[3]

1939 Advertisement for cycles.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 25425 published on the 23 December 1884. Page 20 of 56
  2. [2] Gazette Issue 25629 published on the 28 September 1886. Page 29 of 60
  3. Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile
  4. Liverpool Echo - Friday 05 May 1939
  • 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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9