NUT 1921 “ 3 ½ HP Model M” 496 cc V twin frame # P 101 engine # 9/9392
Taking its initials from its Newcastle-Upon-Tyne birthplace the NUT was the brainchild of engineer Hugh Mason, who had built several machines under other names before settling on NUT in 1912.
Manufactured by Angus Sanderson and Company, the NUT was a stylish sports machine, mostly V-twin powered and easily distinguishable by the cylindrical fuel tank with two nickel plated straps.
Mason’s victory aboard a JAP engined NUT in the 1913 Junior TT led to an increase in demand and expansion of production on a new site, till World War I intervened.
After the war the range continued to consist of JAP V-twin powered machines of 3 ½ HP and 5 HP (678cc) capacity.
From 1924 on NUT’s own 698 cc V-twin engine was employed. Sadly, NUT succumbed to the Depression of the early 1930s, closing in 1933.
The 1921 range consisted of three basic models, the 3 ½ HP Touring Model, 3 ½ HP TT Sports Model and 5 HP Dual Purpose Model. Electric lighting was available for an extra £ 20 for the touring machines ( the 3 ½ HP in standard guise cost £100) and for a £ 10 supplement all chain drive was available for each model.
The machine we offer here is finished in the usual “N.U.T. brown enamel relieved by gold lines” as the catalogue put it and is a well-restored example.
Note the beautiful aluminium box silencer; according to the company this ensured an entire freedom from back pressure.
This handsome machine comes complete with speedometer, bulb horn and P &H acetylene lighting set.