Tuesday 25 October 2011

Stanley, c1927 Norton

Stanley Woods again, well-dressed and this time with a 1920s Norton that is difficult to identify. Note the forward-mounted magneto, narrow mudguards and the ''square'' saddle tank. What is it? It has a Dublin registration.

-SG- It looks to me like a Model 18/19 - or 25 - or 1926 TT bike - fitted with ES Druids. The last possibility I rather doubt as it seems not to have an 8 inch front brake. The tank is the TT pannier type (they also supplied a few fitted to Model 25s). Date wise it has to be after the introduction of the ES Druid forks which was I think 1927.