Bransom, Kent and Co
of 40 Great Eastern Street, London
1901 Royal George motorcycle produced between 1901 and 1902 by Bransom, Kent and Co of Goswell Road, London. The machine was an early primitive based on a standard gents' bicycle. It had its 1.25hp engine inclined and hung from the downtube. It also had direct drive and rigid cycle forks.
1904 The BK was very short-lived marque of motorcycle which derived its name of BK from the initials of Bransom, Kent and Co. The firm, of Goswell Road, London, had previously produced the Royal George. In 1904 they exhibited their own machine, with an upright 2.75hp Minerva engine, at Crystal Palace. Nothing further came of it.
1905 Darop sparking plugs.
Sources of Information
- The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
- 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
- Motor Cycling and Motoring 1902/12/03