JAP motor cycle engine, 1904.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

JAP motor cycle engine, 1904.

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Made by J A Prestwich and Co Ltd, this was the first overhead valve motorcycle engine built in Britain. This overhead arrangement was subsequently used in automobile and motorcycle internal combustion petrol engines. JAP became a highly succesful supplier of engines to various motorcycle manufacturers in the 1920s.

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