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Reference => Identifying Douglas Motorcycles => Topic started by: douglas-bg on 04 May 2017 at 10:45

Title: Douglas 4 hp B22?
Post by: douglas-bg on 04 May 2017 at 10:45
Hello,

on the place of the registration number of this Douglas is written - 600cc B/22. I see that is 4hp model. But if this B/22 mean model B22? Is it possible to be dated from what year is made? Thank you in advanced.

Best regards
Valentin
Title: Re: Douglas 4 hp B22?
Post by: Dave on 10 Jul 2018 at 18:41
Can anyone help Valentin with identifying this Douglas?

He is also looking for a good photo of the same model from a catalog or magazine if anyone has one available.

thanks, Dave
Title: Re: Douglas 4 hp B22?
Post by: Doug on 11 Jul 2018 at 15:34
Valentin,

Yes it is a B/22. For 1922 they seem to have dropped using the "B" designation in most advertising, but they had been using it as recently as the B/21. The A & B designation for the 3-1/2hp started in 1914 and carried over into the 4hp models. See timeline here:

http://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php?topic=1645.0

In 1922 it seems to have generally been referred to in advertising as just the 4hp, but might have started out being called the B/22 in continuation from the previous year.

There is a 1923 4hp in the Photo Galley that would be very similar-

http://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php?topic=2000.msg7277#msg7277

-Doug


[Typo. Change 1921 to 1922. 11Jul18 -Doug]
Title: Re: Douglas 4 hp B22?
Post by: douglas-bg on 11 Jul 2018 at 18:36
Thank you very much Doug. Very detailed and useful explanation.

The 4hp Dougie from 1923 into the gallery is absolutely stunning.  I need image from brochure or catalogue of 1920-1924 4hp. If you have some good image? Once again thanks for the identification.

Best regards
Valentin
Title: Re: Douglas 4 hp B22?
Post by: Doug on 11 Jul 2018 at 21:27
From the 1922 catalog.

(https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.douglasmotorcycles.net%2Faa-files%2Fimages%2Fdoug%2F2018%2F1922-4hp_2.jpg&hash=7c4572387bb0b2d7d6b6bcc7d25f87a5)


(https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.douglasmotorcycles.net%2Faa-files%2Fimages%2Fdoug%2F2018%2F1922-4hp_1.jpg&hash=bb1c94391c89ef32aec2d3e0e46ceefe)

-Doug
Title: Re: Douglas 4 hp B22?
Post by: douglas-bg on 12 Jul 2018 at 07:32
Thousands of thanks Doug. That was exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you very much.