I originally labelled this Norton photo as a thirties Model 18. Many thanks to Karl who mailed to give the correct identification as a Model 50 from 1938. Apparently the Model 50 has a different oil tank and can also be spotted from the number of fins on the barrel and head. Enclosed valves were introduced in 1938 as was a revised timing case. The final indicator for the '38 model year is the lack of oil tell-tale. The reason he can be so sure of the model and year? He owns a '38 Model 50 himself. Many thanks Karl for getting in touch.
|1938 Norton Model 50.|