1914 Humber Sales Catalogue.

This is the Colonial Edition in which the agents were A.G. Healing & Co in Cashel Street, Christchurch, and also in Wellington. It includes the 2 single cylinder models for 1914 €“ the 3 ½ hp 3 speed air cooled bike, and the 3 ½ hp watercooled bike as well as Humbers light Cycle-car called the Humberette, referred to by the manufacturers as €œA Car in Miniature€. Introduced in 1913 as a air cooled 8 hp V twin for 1914 Humber have also included a water cooled version.


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Humberette Cycle-car Engine Unit. Quite modern for 1913.

This catalogue also has hints on the management and adjustment of Humber motorcycles, including adjustment and care of the Sturmey Archer 3 speed rear hub. The prices written in pencil by each illustration would have been in New Zealand pounds from 1914 and gives an indication of the true value of the machines. By 1917 English machines were becoming quite expensive in New Zealand, as a comparison the value of an English 3 ½ ~ 4 hp motorcycle (500~600 cc) was equivalent to a 7 hp (1000cc) American motorcycle.

Click on the front cover below to see the complete manual.

It is a 3M PDF so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

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