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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.
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.
1954 Listed as West Leeds Motor Co, Wellington Road. Leeds.