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Wincycle Trading Co

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Wincycle Trading Co of Great Saffron Hill, London.

Win were motorcycles produced from 1910 to 1914.

1903 Advertising the Excelsior Bookcase and Writing Desk.[1]

1907 Advertising Nyoil.[2]

1910 The first machine was listed using a 3.5hp Precision engine, B and B carburettor, belt drive and Druid forks.

1912 The same models remained for that year.

1912 'The Wincycle Trading Company, Ltd., of London, will exhibit the new Paragon folding side-car to overcome the storage difficulty.'[3]

1913 They added 2.5hp and 4.25hp models, still using Precision engines.

1914 The range reduced to 499cc 3.75hp and 599cc 4.25hp machines, with Precision engines. It was their final year, probably due to outbreak of World War I.

1914 'The Wincycle Trading Company, Limited, 106 and 107, Great Saffron Hill, E.C., are responsible for the Paragon folding sidecar. In this, by a clever arrangement, the body, springs and spring frame are easily land quickly removed from the chassis, when the latter is, by pressing forward from the wheel hub, folded snugly up to the motor cycle and held in position by a small tongue, with a circular hole engaging into one of the spring bolt sockets. It is stated that the engineering principle upon which the folding device is based makes the frame very flexible and absorbent of 50 per cent. more road shocks than the ordinary fixed type.'[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Fraserburgh Herald and Northern Counties' Advertiser - Tuesday 09 June 1903
  2. Talking Machine News - Saturday 01 February 1908
  3. Clarion - Friday 22 November 1912
  4. Clarion - Friday 01 May 1914
  • 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
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site