Author Topic: Not A Douglas...Any Guesses??  (Read 4303 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline gsx1100s

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2005
  • Posts: 167
  • Location: Croydon,Victoria , Australia
Not A Douglas...Any Guesses??
« on: 19 Jan 2006 at 01:26 »
Hi all , I hope this finds you well . I have a postcard of these two bikes posted below. Can anyone help identify them ??

Regards Michael



Larger view   Close up
« Last Edit: 19 Jan 2006 at 04:38 by Dave »
"My first car was a motorcycle"

Offline graeme

  • Master Member
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2004
  • Posts: 609
  • Location: Hobart, Australia
Re: Not A Douglas...Any Guesses??
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jan 2006 at 04:25 »
Hi Michael
The bike on the right I am pretty sure is a Bradbury, pre 1912. The frame tubes joining straight to the crankcase is the giveaway - and the tank transfer certainly looks like Bradbury. The one on the left has a water cooled engine and I would think is a Lewis - made in Adelaide. They typically used water-cooled Precision engines. Also pre 1912, judging by the straight top frame tube.
Cheers, Graeme

Offline gsx1100s

  • Senior Member
  • ***
  • Join Date: Jul 2005
  • Posts: 167
  • Location: Croydon,Victoria , Australia
Re: Not A Douglas...Any Guesses??
« Reply #2 on: 19 Jan 2006 at 04:41 »
Thanks Graeme .You guys constantly amaze me ! :o:   :D Thanks yet again for your prompt reply and seemingly unending wealth of knowledge!

Regards Michael
« Last Edit: 19 Jan 2006 at 06:52 by alwyn »
"My first car was a motorcycle"

 

motorcycle