Scott 1913 2 speed 532 cc water-cooled two-stroke twin frame #121119 engine # 1992
Alfred Scott, a gifted Yorkshire engineering genius, started experimenting with twin cylinder two-stroke power around the year 1900, when he mounted his little air-cooled twin in front of the steering head of his Premier bicycle. He kept on refining his design and by 1910 the open-framed machine, so much different from standard motorcycle practice, was attracting more and more attention.
In 1912 Frank Applebee led the Senior TT race from start to finish on his Scott, averaging almost 50 mph over the bad roads in the island.
It was the first TT win by a two-stroke.
This feat was repeated the next year when Tim Wood won on a Scott.
These TT wins were a boost for Scott sales: in 1911 some 300 machines were produced, in 1912 some 550 and in 1913 close to 600.
Early in 1913 the company moved to a new single storey factory at Hirstwood, Saltaire, a site close to Shipley.
The total workforce at that time was just under 60 people.
Veteran Scotts are much sought after and this example is in fine tune and comes complete with Pioneer Certificate.