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1928 Rex Acme Sales Catalogue

By 1928 Rex Acme had been notching up a successful list of achievements and this was proudly advertised on the cover of their 1928 sales catalogue. The Incomparable Rex Acme Stands The Supreme Test was the heading and with W.L. Handley riding for Rex Acme in 1927 successes included leading every lap in the 1927 Junior and Lightweight TT races, and who also was the only rider at the time to win 2 T.T. races in one year. There were 14 machines on offer, with a variety of engines used from Blackburne, A.Z.A – J.A.P, MAG, J.A.P and Rex

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1931 Panther Maintenance Notes.

Having indulged in the purchase of the remains of a 1929 600cc Panther (yes, another project, but Knobby made me do it) I dug into the library to see what information there was to aid in the assembly of it, and hopefully help with details on what might be missing. The only notes that I could find were from the 14 weekly publications of Newnes Motorcycle Repair and Up Keep from 1931, with a section on maintaining Panthers from 1924 to 1931. The Panther section contributor was E.F. Chidley.

It has quite a comprehensive guide through the Panther engine

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1931 Indian News – November December

Some light reading for those of you who have finished, or want a break from your other motorcycling projects. Whereas Harley Davidson had their official owners magazine called The Enthusiast, Indians official trumpet was the Indian News. It was published every second month, this one being for November/December 1931, and is full of riveting news of the day including photographs of happy Indian riders, a road test of the new 1932 Indian 74, article on the 3 wheel Dispatch Tow (also known as a Servicar by some) and Indian riders in Japan. Especially important in this issue is the

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1934 AJS Sales Catalogue

1934 was regarded possibly as the worst years of the Great Depression with the worlds recovery hitting rock bottom, and to make things just a little more difficult Britain introduced the motor vehicle Driving Test. However, AJS motorcycles must have believed in the market improvement because they had a line up of 11 models and 3 sidecars for that year. This plain black and white pictured catalogue does not do AJS credit for their motorcycles but with the current economic climate cost cuts had to be made. They would have been relying on the attraction of the chrome petrol

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1922 Harley Davidson Sales Catalogue.

As with the 1916 Harley Davidson sales catalogue this one was also supplied by motorcycle dealer T. H. Oates, advertising as Cycle Motor Manufacturer and Importer, of 125 Willis St, Wellington. Not much different from earlier brochures or even the 1924 edition however Harley Davidson did produce some beautifully laid out catalogues, no doubt to capture the eye of eager motorcyclists so this one is well worth having a look at. One of the inclusions is Harleys addition of the 600cc (35 cu. in.) opposed or flat twin Sports Model WF or WJ. Built as a solo machine, unlike

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