Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 142,857 pages of information and 228,791 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas and Gilbert

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

Thomas and Gilbert of Smethwick, Birmingham

1919 Produced Akkens motorcycles from 1919 to 1921. It was a simple, lightweight machine with a 2.75hp 292cc two-stroke engine with internal and external flywheels. It had Ericsson or EIC ignition and an Amac carburettor. The frame was conventional, but as a basic machine it was suitable only for short journeys.

See Also


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