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Templeton Brothers

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Templeton Brothers of 529 and 525 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

See William Templeton, Robert Mercer Templeton and George Phillips Templeton

The Tee-Bee was a motorcycle produced between 1909 and 1911

The machine was fitted with either their own engine or a 2.5 h.p. JAP, NSU two-speed gear, belt drive and sprung forks.

The make was very short lived.

1905 'Templeton Brothers, makers of the well-known "Scott" and "Allander" cycles, have removed their show-rooms, in the famous Schipka Pass to the more accessible regions of the unpretending Gallowgate. The No. is 66, not far from Glasgow Cross, and the change is sure to be a profitable one, for the new premises permit of a much more elaborate display of the machines in question, are well as accessories, and are in a much busier thoroughfare. The firm have presently in hand a "Scott" machine similar to last year's mount, but with three different gears, for Mr D. Flynn, the Scottish champion at various distances.'[1]

1906 Templeton Brothers, cycle and motor makers, 535 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.[2]

1908 February. 'Templeton Brothers, the well known motor and cycle makers, have decide to hold a special show of motor cycles and accessories at their depot at 535 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. from 15th to 22nd February, inclusive. Most of the principal makers of motor cycles, side-cars, &c., will be shown, together with a large assortment of accessories.'[3]

1911 Listed of 529 Sauchiehall Street. Cycle Makers.[4]

  • Note: It was also called the Tee-Bee Glasgow.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Scottish Referee - Friday 07 April 1905
  2. Scottish Referee - Friday 01 June 1906
  3. Scottish Referee - Friday 14 February 1908
  4. Electoral Registers
  • 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
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site