Elswick were motorcycles produced from 1903 to 1915, in Barton-on-Humber,
Yorkshire. The company was founded, as Elswick-Hopper Cycle and Motor Co, in 1880.
1894 Exhibited cycles at the Antwerp Exhibition as Elswick Cycle Co
1903 The company had made purpose built frames to attach engines to bicycles and,
having previously been involved in the production of cycles, they went
on to list machines with either a 2hp or a 4hp V-twin engine. One or both
cylinders of the latter could be used as necessary. The make then disappeared
for a few years.
1912 They returned to the market in with two models. Conventional in format,
both were fitted with Precision
348cc / 498cc engines of 2½hp and 3¾hp. Later they produced 4¼hp and
V-twins and a model fitted with a 269cc Villiers
engine or a 2hp Precision.
1915 Production ceased.
There were plans to resume production after the end of the
Great War, but these did not come to fruition. Elswick concentrated on making