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Offline cardan

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I've bumped into this image a few times on the internet.

What is the engine, and what is the occasion?

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Re: Early Douglas fitted with unusual "The Lewis" (?) engine
« Reply #1 on: 16 Jan 2020 at 11:55 »
That engine looks a beefy old lump! - I wonder how the rest of the cycle parts coped with it! It looks as if the lower frame rail and lugs have already had to be strengthened!

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Re: Early Douglas fitted with unusual "The Lewis" (?) engine
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jan 2020 at 05:56 »
Interesting.

Can you place that photo in the UK, or South Australia ?
Could almost be a prototype - extra large sidevalve cylinders used to make a large-ish flat twin.  ??
Is it significant that the Douglas logo seems to have been 'washed off' the tank.

Where would the Williamson fit into this scheme of things ?

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Re: Early Douglas fitted with unusual "The Lewis" (?) engine
« Reply #3 on: 17 Jan 2020 at 07:10 »
I'm thinking UK, and certainly nothing to with Lewis in South Australia.

From the outfits, are we still pre- or earlydays-WW1?

Prototype - yes very likely, but not very "Williamson-ish" I think.

Eddie "beefy old lump" sounds a harsh! How about "well-engineered, sturdy construction"????

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Re: Early Douglas fitted with unusual "The Lewis" (?) engine
« Reply #4 on: 21 Jan 2020 at 20:13 »
The machine has a Burnley, Lancashire registration

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