If you sent away for a Douglas Sales Catalogue in 1922 this is what you would have received from the Bristol motorcycle manufacturers.With the cover being part of the delivery envelope the world would know that you were interested in purchasing a Douglas machine.
This sales catalogue highlights the advancements in a quickly changing world of 2 wheels, and with the introduction of the 3½ hp (500cc) OHV Sports model in 1921 riders soon worked out that this was the motorcycle capable of breaking records. It was regarded by some as the fastest 500 of the time with a top speed of 80 mph. Douglas was also experimenting with front brakes, releasing their patented wedge type brake on the front of the 3½ and 6 hp models. To complement the solo machines were the 4 hp and 6 hp sidecar models so there was a machine for every occassion. Included in this catalogue is a record of previous successes and Pages of Public Opinion, a forum for owners feedback.
Click on the cover below to see the complete 27 page sales catalogue.
It is a 5.6M PDF so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.
An advertisement from The MotorCycle January 1922 on the successes that Douglas owners were achieving in South Africa.
Other Douglas material published on Barnstormers are –
1920 Douglas Sales Catalogue – The Peace Programme.
1922 Douglas 2 ¾ Hp Sales Leaflet
1925 Douglas 2 ¾ Hp Handbook.
1925 Douglas Sales Catalogue (Overseas Buyers Guide).
1925 Douglas Sales Catalogue
Douglas EW Owners Handbook
1932 Douglas Sales Catalogue
1932 Douglas A B C K and M Handbook.
And we still have the 1913 and 1916 sales catalogues to publish, when we can find the time.