Fri Jan 27 2006
petersterken at home.nl
Mystery motorcycle Paul R Peacock
The machine in the picture is most propably a Seal, built from 1914 to 1921 by Haynes & Bradshaw, later called Seal Motors Ltd. and Haynes Economy Motors, Hulme, Manchester. It has a JAP v-twin engine and could transport only one person. I would like to ask Paul for permission to use the picture on the Wikipedia-encyclopedia.
Peter Sterken, Weert (Holland)
Tue Jul 05 2005
prpeacock at optusnet.com.au
Mystery motorcycle & sidecar
This family photo has us baffled as to the possible make of the sidecar/motorcycle with a steering wheel instead of the usual handlebars. Taken we think around 1900-1920. Any help as to possible makes would be very much appreciated.
The photo was taken in the U.K. probably around London somewhere in the early 1900's, as my parents lived in Croydon. The gentleman in the background of it was my great grandfather. My parents have since passed away and I didn't have this photo when they were alive, they may have been able to help otherwise.
I look forward to any thing that will help solve the mystery. Thank you once again and hopefully hear from you soon, or someone with a possible solution.
Paul R Peacock
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