Scott 1927 Flying Squirrel 600 cc 2 cyl ts

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Scott   1927   Flying Squirrel 596 cc water-cooled two-stroke twin  frame # 1248    engine # FY47A

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.
In the early twenties the type name “ Squirrel” appeared for a new sports model which gained great popularity for its speed and lightness.   
For the 1926 season the Flying Squirrel was introduced; its specifications included full mechanical oiling by  means of a Best and Lloyd pump, enlarged exhaust ports with polished passages and an improved water-cooled cylinder head that gave better plug cooling. 
The Flying Squirrels were available in 498cc and 596 cc capacities   
This machine is a nice older restoration.