Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sammy Miller's Museum pt3

Slowly following on from the pt2 of the Sammy's Museum postings here are a few more snaps of various delectable machines from the collection.

In the foreground an 1898 Quadrant bicycle that
was motorised in 1900. An interesting bicycle
with shaft drive instead of chain to which a
French Brutus engine of 1.5hp was added.

1926 Dunelt 250cc two stroke. A Model K
with Dunelt's patented supercharged two stroke

Gorgeous 1948 Zenith. Fitted with a 750cc JAP motor back
in the day these were hideously outdated as they were
essentially pre-war bikes. Nowadays however hugely

Close up on the Zenith's JAP power plant.

W E Brough flat twin. Made by George Brough's
(of Brough Superior fame) father.

Sweet Itom 50cc racer with massively raucous
short megaphone exhaust.

1930 Chater-Lea.

The Chater-Lea's motor has an overhead face

Absolutely awesome 1914 Packer board track racer. 1000cc,
three valves per cylinder and overhead cam desmodromic
(yes desmodromic just like Ducati!) valve operation.

Close up on the Packer's valve gear.

All alloy (frame included!) 1951 BSA A7 special made by Ernie
Earles of Earles forks fame and ridden in the TT practice 1952
but not, I believe, in the actual race.

If looks alone could win races the Earles A7
would be a world champ.

Gorgeous hand hammered finish on a racing DKW's
petrol tank. 1953 3 cylinder two stroke,

Four radial valves, double overhead cams and twin carbs
on this 1934 Excelsior 250cc 'Mechanical Marvel'.

Possibly my favourite bike in the racing hall, a 1927 ex works
TT Triumph.

Stunning petrol tank on the TT Triumph.

A fantastic piece of memorobilia, Eric Fernihough's streamlined
helmet that he used in record breaking attempts through the '30s.

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