Beardmore Precision Motorcycles
Infobox Defunct Company
company_name = Beardmore Precision
fate = Sold
James Cycle Co
foundation = 1914
defunct = 1930
industry = manufacturing and engineering
products = motorcycles
Beardmore Precision Motorcycles was a British
motorcyclemanufacturer. The original Precision company was set up by Frank E.Baker in Birmingham. Frank Baker quickly established a reputation for performance motorcycle engines and supplied Haden, and Sun Motorcycles. He began to build complete motorcycles using frames suppled by Sun, who were based at the nearby the Aston Brook Street factory. At the 1911 OlympiaMotorcycle Show in Londonthere were 96 mototcycles with Precision engines and by 1918 the company had over 800 employees. Tom Biggs was appointed as chief designer in 1913. [cite web|url=http://www.ianchadwick.com/motorcycles/britbikes/otherk_q.html|title=Beardmore Precision Motorcycles|accessdate=2008-08-14] Frank Baker stopped motorcycle & engine production during the first world war.
In 1919 Baker's company was merged with
William Beardmore and Company, a Scottish engineering and shipbuilding company based in Glasgowcite web|url=http://www.madeinbirmingham.org/motorcycle.htm|title=Birmingham's Industrial History |accessdate=2008-08-14] and between 1921 and 1924 Beardmore produced motorcycles under the name "Beardmore Precision". The first motorcycle produced was a 350cc two-strokefeaturing leaf-spring suspension front and rear and was folowed by a range of motorcycles from 250cc to 600cc.
After 1924 Baker regained the rights and started his set up his own company to continue production with
Villiersengines of between 147 and 342cc in Alvechurch Road, BirminghamThe company was eventually sold to the James Cycle Coin 1930. [cite web|url=http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/euro/brands/beardmore-precision.htm|title=Beardmore Precision Motorcycles|accessdate=2008-08-14] Frank Baker became a James employee and they used his designs well into the 1930s.
William Beardmore and Company
London Motorcycle Museum
* [http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afbeelding:Beardmore_Precision_advertentie.jpgBeardmore Precision advert] ]
* [http://www.cycletrader.com/find/listing/photos/93430242/ 1923 Beardmore Precision 250cc]
* [http://www.dogdragons.com/dogdragons/does2/cassington_07/beardmore-precision.html Beardmore Precision gallery]
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