Humber “Beeston” 1904 2 ¾ HP ca. 350 cc single cylinder frame#100054 engine# B 413
A Coventry firm with its roots in the Victorian bicycle industry, Humber began experimenting with powered transport in the closing years of the 19th century, introducing its first successful motorcycle -a built-under-license P&M – in 1902 and the first all-Humber design in 1908.
Early Humbers were built under P&M patents. There were factories in Beeston (Nottinghamshire) and Coventry. A difference between Beeston and Coventry Humbers was the make of carburettor that was fitted: the Beeston sported a French made Longuemare and the Coventry products were fitted with a device of their own manufacture.
See catalogue scan for the different models that were available.
Note that the Beeston products were about 20% more expensive!
The machine has all chain drive, free engine clutch (a real gem on a veteran machine!) and trembler coil ignition.
It’s an older restoration in good condition.