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Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« on: Saturday 15 September 12 11:18 BST (UK) »
Hello,

The relation is sitting on a Coventry Eagle motorbike. These bikes were made from the end of the nineteenth century to about 1930s or 40s.
I looked at models on Internet and this model looked like a 20s model to me but I don't have the eyes of the real motorbike fan so if you are into motorbikes do you think you could identify the year of the model?
Thank you :)


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Armagh: Reynolds Vallely
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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 15 September 12 11:45 BST (UK) »
I do not really know enough about m/b's but although tthe company was founded in the late 1880's and were producing motor bikes between 1901 to 1939.  I am wondering if this is a straight eight as these were produced in the late 1920's. The photograph would appear to be from the late 20's early 30's going by the sitters clothing so maybe the number plate may be the year that it was taken (if it is one that the photographer has had made up) or failing that it is just a coincedence.

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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 15 September 12 12:50 BST (UK) »
A Coventry Eagle. Obviously a studio prop. For images of Coventry Eagles (and at least one Brough Superior) see:


https://www.google.com/search?q=coventry+eagle+motorcycle&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=x2lUUOjML8i6iwLb9YCQDA&ved=0CB0QsAQ&biw=1067&bih=492

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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 15 September 12 12:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your thoughts on that. I had already looked at images I googled but my problem is to see the details well and work out the year the motorbike might date from.
I know it is a studio prop so I would have added on a couple of years to the year of production to try and work out the year of the photo.
I think late twenties, early thirties too. :)
Dublin : King, Burgess, Toole, Martin, Keogh
 Wicklow : Toole, Burgess, , Mc Loughlin, Doyle,  Warren,
Armagh: Reynolds Vallely
Monoghan: Burgess
Keogh. Delgany : Doyle White and possibly McLoughlin
Carlow: Dillon, Delaney
Unknown county: Sweeney and Moran. Sweeneys went to Lpool 1840s and Michael Moran 1820s

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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 15 September 12 15:21 BST (UK) »
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« Reply #5 on: Saturday 15 September 12 15:28 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jim that helps to narrow it down.
Dublin : King, Burgess, Toole, Martin, Keogh
 Wicklow : Toole, Burgess, , Mc Loughlin, Doyle,  Warren,
Armagh: Reynolds Vallely
Monoghan: Burgess
Keogh. Delgany : Doyle White and possibly McLoughlin
Carlow: Dillon, Delaney
Unknown county: Sweeney and Moran. Sweeneys went to Lpool 1840s and Michael Moran 1820s

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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 15 September 12 15:32 BST (UK) »
could it be 1929 as on the number plate?

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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 15 September 12 15:45 BST (UK) »
could it be 1929 as on the number plate?

You could be right there :)  different bike though.
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Re: Any motorbike maniacs out there to help date a photo?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 15 September 12 16:22 BST (UK) »
Is the number plate telling you the year.
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