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Wigan-Barlow Motors

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Wigan-Barlow Motors of Lowther Street, Coventry.

Wigan-Barlow was a motorcycle produced between 1921 and 1922. Probably founded by Aubery John Graham-Wigan and Ashworth Barlow

Although a 348cc Barr and Stroud model with a sleeve-valve engine was considered, it is probable that only the 292cc sv JAP machine announced was ever made. Specifications included Maplestone forks and an Albion gearbox. The bike was very short lived.

1922 Made a racing car called the '11/40 Sports' and designed by Frank Carey

1922 Application to wind the company up by Henry Meadows.[1]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. [1] Gazette Issue 32780 published on the 26 December 1922. Page 22 of 44
  • 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
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9