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Swallow

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Swallow were motorcycles produced from 1903 to 1905, by a Mr Hodge, at his garage in Park Lane, Tottenham, London. The name appeared on cars as well as motorcycles.

Hodge's machines used Chater-Lea frames fitted with Minerva and Fafnir engines, and a two-speed gear where required. A forecar model was also offered; this too with the Fafnir engine.

It is thought that normal garage business brought this venture to an end.

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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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9