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Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« on: Friday 22 February 19 09:52 GMT (UK) »
This photo was among a load passed down the family to me.  Any information about the machine and date would be interesting.  No work needed on the image, thanks.

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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 February 19 10:49 GMT (UK) »
The second attached image of the Husqvarna early motorcycle looks similar to the posted photo.

https://www.carrushome.com/en/the-early-history-of-husqvarna-motorcycles/


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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 February 19 11:18 GMT (UK) »
The VS registration mark would have been issued in Greenock.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 February 19 11:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for that, it looks the same as you say.  I like the description ‘motor-velocipede’!
Thanks also for Greenock.
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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 February 19 12:08 GMT (UK) »
And by the number would have been registered 1903-1905
Dow/Dowe Norfolk and Suffolk
Mulley/Wilden Suffolk
Loome/lombe Norfolk

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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 February 19 12:12 GMT (UK) »
That pair of dates will help to narrow down the possible rider.  Thank you.
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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 February 19 13:00 GMT (UK) »
It's interesting to see that, according to the text at tonepad's link, motorvelocipede is the ancestor of the word moped. Or did everyone else already know that?

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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 February 19 13:28 GMT (UK) »
And by the number would have been registered 1903-1905

Thank you - and please could you remind me of the site where this date information can be found? I'm sure I've used it before, but all I could find today was that VS was from Greenock.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Old motor bike reg'n VS 94
« Reply #8 on: Friday 22 February 19 22:53 GMT (UK) »
No site used
Greenocks registrations started in 1903 with the take up of registrations being quite slow for the first two years most places was about 50 per year.
So 94 should be within the first two years.
Dow/Dowe Norfolk and Suffolk
Mulley/Wilden Suffolk
Loome/lombe Norfolk