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Campion    ca. 1913   8 HP  (ca. 1000 cc)  cc  JAP side valve  v-twin   frame#RD 251  engine # M 59378.


Campion was a well known bicycle manufacturer at Nottingham. 
When they started motorcycle production  several makes of  proprietary engines were used, such as Minerva, MMC, Fafnir, Precision, Villiers, Blackburne and JAP. 
Campion also supplied frames to other companies. Motorcycle production ended in 1926.
This sturdy  big twin  is equipped with a  Sturmey Archer 3  speed gearbox, a conversion which was probably  already carried out  in vintage days.
The magneto is an American  Dixie, which  was specified for many English machines in the war years when there was a real shortage of British built magnetos. 
Primary and secondary  transmission is by chain. Front forks are Druid. 

This Campion comes with a very nice complete Miller acetylene lighting set and an extensive history file.  
This Campion  is a good runner, however will need a complete cosmetical restoration.