British Motorcycles

A. E. Bradford

De Luxe were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1924, firstly in Wolverhampton and latterly in Birmingham. Prior to WWI, they used the name AEB.

The small company of A. E. Bradford, who was a school teacher very interested in motorcycles, Sweetman Street, Wolverhampton, intermittently produced these machines. The firm specialized in buying up surplus stock and many of those items were used in the building of De Luxe machines, so specifications varied.

He also sold motorcycles in kit form from his Motorites premises in Vane Street.

By 1922 the company was trading as the De Luxe Motor Company of Corporation Street, Birmingham, from where they offered a 349cc Barr and Stroud sleeve-valve-engined model, with Brampton forks, ML magneto and Amac carburettor.

Sources: Grace's Guide

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