1924 Quadrant 624cc
In their comtemporary advertising Quadrant
claim to be Britain's oldest motorcycle, the
company was founded by W L Lloyd in 1901, the
first models to his design were fitted with
211cc Minerva engines. The firm also produced
the Quadrant forecar.
From 1903 onwards, Quadrant produced their
own engines in a wide range of capabilities
and types. The firm was represented in competitions
for many years by Tom Silver and in May 1903,
he was the only ebtrant to make a non-stop run
in the SAC Glasgow-London Trial. This was described
in the press report of the day as the most outstanding
demonstration of the reliability of the motorcycle
that has ever been made.
By 1924 Mark Newarch & Co Ltd owned Quadrant
and was producing two models only - a 490cc
and 624cc - both side valve singles, the 624cc
model having been reduced from a previous 645cc
These motorcycles had an enviable reputation
as robust touring bikes but unfortunately manufacturing
ceased in 1929.
Engine - 85 x 110mm, 624cc single cylinder
side valve 4 stoke engine. Hand pump lubrication.
Binks ot Amec carburettor, Magneto ignition
Weight - 260 lbs
Price new - £55.0.0. £75.0.0 with sidecar