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Cotton Motor Company of Gloucester

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        StatementBook Guild Publishing, Limited
        PublishersBook Guild Publishing, Limited
        LC Classifications2017
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        Paginationxvi, 102 p. :
        Number of Pages77
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For 1933 the range included 250s, in two-stroke Villiers, side-valve JAP, ohv JAP, and ohv Python. 292 cc, 348 cc, and 495 cc ohv JAP engines Four-strokes were available with the exhaust in "single port" or "twin port".

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Note: There is an owners and enthusiasts club. Cotton lasted into the 1980s, marking over 60 years of motorcycle production. It was founded and owned by William Beardmore, later Lord Invernairn, after whom the Beardmore Glacier was named. When the Great Depression came, Cotton responded by offering a wider range of engines in its patented frame, usually with Burman gearboxes.

When the triangulated rigid Cotton Motor Company of Gloucester was introduced in 1920, it was ahead of its time. William Beardmore and Company was a British engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area.

247 cc Villiers two stroke engine• A Cotton Trials, a stripped down version of the Vulcan with competition tyres and no lights was released. The late thirties and the war years were difficult times for Cotton but he just managed to keep the company in business.

Cotton Motor Company of Gloucester

Eminently satisfactory as the conventional frame proves, it should not be regarded for this reason as le dernier cr; and an advanced design, such as the Cotton, which breaks away entirely from convention, deserves every encouragement, for in that direction progress lies. From 1934, two new engines were developed as single cylinder in 500 cc and v-twin 1,000 cc capacities. In 1936 a "super sports" with a 500 cc JAP engine, and a "super sports" with a Blackburne 25B engine appeared.

models, while what is not apparent to the observer is the heavier gauge material used for the tank. 1964 Fewer models were produced as the emphasis was more on sports and competition, and this set the trend for the next few years. In 1935 the Python and side valve JAP engines disappeared, but with a new choice of coil or magneto ignition, Cotton could still claim 16 models.

This increased the range to 19 models. With our earliest pioneer machine dating from 1898 through to the latest British superbikes of this century the museum collection highlights both the development of the motorcycle as well as showcasing the UKs proud motorcycle manufacturing heritage. These replicas followed the original chassis designs accurately.

Loss of Villiers Villiers withdrew from engine supply, and Cotton was forced Cotton Motor Company of Gloucester source engines from elsewhere. engines, either single or double port.