|Shop card from the twenties for the Esway prop stand.
I first got wind of the Esway prop stand (I suspect it is intended to pronounced as 'Easy Way' - in our times we might write EZ Way but they perhaps had more finesse in the twenties!) when I picked up a job lot of vintage bike ephemera and found an advertising card amongst it. Then I found a stand minus fittings at an autojumble, put it on the shelf and didn't give it much thought for a while. Then last summer a chap in the local VMCC had an Esway fitted to his flat tank Sunbeam. I would have been jealous of how easy he could park his bike up and walk off if I didn't already have one myself.
|Esway prop stand fitted to 1927 Triumph Model N.
|Close up of Esway prop stand telescope ratchet mechanism.
|The Model N again minus tank and mag but standing up..