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1929 Rex Acme Sales Catalogue

I have always liked the design of the Rex Acme tank transfer, the 3 legged man, also known as a triskelion which was adopted as the national symbol of the I.O.M in 1932. Combined with some of the more colourful petrol tank paint schemes they certainly stood out amongst the more commonly used English colour schemes of black with gold or green with cream and/or gold. Rex Acme used Blackburne, JAP and Sturmey Archer engines in their motorcycles, this catalogue covers the Blackburne and JAP models and one model with the 247cc or 342c Villiers 2 stroke engines. Favourite

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Life is Still Great.

Easter has just gone past and most of us are still in lock down, hopefully with loved ones. We are allowed out for shopping as long as we exercise our social distancing skills, be patient in the long queues at the food outlets and do not go visiting or on sight seeing trips. Hard as it may seem, especially now that the novelty has worn off about having a government paid holiday at home we will have a better understanding of viruses and how deadly they can be. Not a time to be complacent. One thing that can be said

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1949 Velocette LE Parts Catalogue

Often referred to as the Noddy Bike owing to the fact that it was used quite extensively by some of the English Police Constabulary in mobilizing their forces the Velocette LE would probably have to be the most over engineered lightweight motorcycle in existence. With its shaft driven rear wheel, taper steering head bearings, horizontally opposed 4 stroke water cooled 150cc twin cylinder engine, it was certainly a complicated machine, as illustrated by this well laid out parts manual. At 50 pages it seems to have pictures of every nut, bolt, screw and bracket that held the mighty little machine

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1936 New Imperial Sales Catalogue.

To me motorcycles with chrome petrol tanks are magnificent. They tell me that the manufacturer had pride in their product and that they wanted the best for their customer. New Imperial were one manufacturer that offered such opulence and with red panels on the tank and gold pin striping who would not want to own one. An added incentive from New Imperial was the beautifully shaped alloy primary chain case, especially the triangulated ones on their unit construction sloper models with helical gear primary drive. Motorcycling maintenance was just getting easier. For 1936 there were 10 models, including 4 new

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1916 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue.

Motorcycle dealer T. H. Oates, advertising as Cycle Motor Manufacturer and Importer, of 125 Willis St, Wellington supplied this 1916 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue. A very detailed publication that covers all their models including the single speed and 3 speed model 11hp V twin, the 2 single cylinder machines, and the sidecars. Models include the 16F, 16J, 16E, 16C, 16B, 16L and the 16M. In the interest of customer evaluation Harley also offered electric lighting on one of the V twin models, something very new for any motorcycle manufacturer. 1916 was also to offer another challenge, that being the war

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