Friday 4 November 2022

John Masterman

-SG- Back in October 2013 we had a posting about the late John Masterman and his very well travelled 1928 Model 19.  Alan has recently sent me a copy photo from Crowley's 1973 book 'Discovering Old Motorcycles' which I attach. 

Some time back I checked up on the numbers of this stalwart machine and was surprised to find that, contrary to the generally accepted story and the caption to the photo, John Masterman was NOT its first owner.  If the despatch records are correct, it was first delivered in March 1928 to a chap called (hard to read) A Gashing, who lived in Dodworth Road, Forest Hill, London SE.  Enough said!