Humber 1904 2¾hp 1 cyl 350 cc aiv



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.