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Title: 1912-1913 Turpins Motorcycles Photographs
Post by: Red on 09 Dec 2017 at 15:30
Here are a few photos which have recently come my way taken in 1912/13. The dealer was Turpins Motorcycles in Brighton. The 2 3/4 HP in the showroom has a registration number CD 22??, but you can't see the last two numbers. In the Club Register a 2 3/4 HP is listed with registration number CD 22?? so could well be the same bike.

Roy



Title expanded - Dave 10 Dec 2017
Title: Re: Photographs
Post by: Red on 09 Dec 2017 at 15:31
sorry only one photo attached
Title: Re: Photographs
Post by: Red on 09 Dec 2017 at 15:32
and the last one
Title: Re: 1912-1913 Turpins Motorcycles Photographs
Post by: cardan on 10 Dec 2017 at 08:13

Lovely Roy - thanks for posting. I particularly like the 1912 Lady's Model, with its bolt-on inlet manifold and skinny tyres.

Re the dates: The middle photo shows mosty pre-WW1 bikes from Douglas, Scott, Clyno, Rudge and others, but one of the bikes in the top photo is a Ricardo Triumph (four overhead valves), so we must be in the early 1920s.

Cheers

Leon
Title: Re: 1912-1913 Turpins Motorcycles Photographs
Post by: graeme on 11 Dec 2017 at 20:43
Great photos Roy

Seeing the price of the Scott, it is amazing that many motorbikes in that era sold at all - at 65 pounds that would be a year's wages for an average man in the UK! I know the first 3 1/2hp Douglas in 1913 was the same price