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Trafford

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Trafford were motorcycles produced from circa 1919 to 1922.

After the end of the First World War, there was a boom in personal transport. This was one of the many firms who set up manufacture and used the 269cc Villiers engine.

In the early post-war years supplies of proprietary parts were hard to find, and when the boom burst most small firms left the market - with the majority returning to their previous garage life.


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