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Garrard Manufacturing Co of Ryland Street, Birmingham
1900 'A works chiefly devoted to the manufacture of cycle chains and cycle
1900 July. An article about their bicycle free-wheel
Clement-Garrard were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1905,
1902 Charles Garrard began to import the French 143cc Clement
clip-on engine unit to fit a standard bicycle. This was sold as the Clement-Garrard.
It had an overhead exhaust valve, small crankcase and large external flywheel.
Fitted inclined to the down-tube inside the frame, it drove the rear wheel
by belt over a jockey pulley. Frames for the new model were made by Norton
who also dealt with spares and repairs for Garrard and used a 160cc Clement
engine for his own first Norton motorcycle.
1903 A 3hp narrow-angle V-twin model joined the single. It was intended
for tandems but was used by Garrard in competition.
1904 A new design was offered. This had the engine vertically mounted just
behind the front wheel, its weight hung from the down-tube and braced to
the bottom bracket. Most of the frame was occupied by the tank and its
compartments. Belt drive and rigid forks continued. They also advertised
suspended, leading-link forks and a two-speed gear with chain drive. By
revising the frame to suit the engine, the V-twin followed a similar format.
A new tandem was announced - a forecar
with twin front-wheels 4hp water-cooled engine, three-speed gearbox and
1905 The name is no longer recorded.
Garrard was a motorcycle produced in 1904 by Charles Garrard
Having been associated with Clement
machines Garrard went on to show a forecar tandem early in 1904.
The engine was 4hp and water-cooled, driving back to a clutch, three-speed
gearbox and by a shaft to the single rear wheel. Suspension was leaf-spring
to the front and pivoted-fork to the rear. The passenger seat was fitted
in front of the rider.
Although the machine proved its worth at a hill-climb that year, the
idea was not expanded as the machine was, in reality, more of a car than