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West Leeds Motor Co

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West Leeds Motor Company

Dennell were motorcycles produced from 1906 to 1908, by Herbert Dennell

1906 A machine was built for a J. W. Fawcett. It had an 8hp three-cylinder in-line sv JAP engine with the cylinders mounted on a round crankcase. Skew gears turned the drive to across the machine frame and from this two belts ran to the rear wheel, one on each side. It was fitted with rigid forks.

1908 A more conventional machine was built for a Mr Bates, with a 4.5hp V-twin Minerva engine in a Dennell frame with belt drive, Roc two-speed gear and braced forks. The frame was low-built and had straight tubes. Nothing further is recorded after that year.

1913 Listed as West Leeds Motor Co, Wellington Road. Leeds.[1]

1918 Advertisement. HERBERT 11.9 H.P. Two-seater, with dickey, hood, screen, wire wheels, Captain rims; done little mileage; one of the smartest cars on the road and holds the road like a big car: 35 miles per gallon; price £370.— West Leeds Motor Co. (Ltd), Wellington Bridge, Leeds.[2]

1954 Listed as West Leeds Motor Co, Wellington Road. Leeds.[3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Yorkshire Evening Post - Wednesday 05 February 1913
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 16 March 1918
  3. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Wednesday 20 October 1954
  • 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