Power Cycle [Mosquito]

Hercules Cycle and Motor Company Britannia Works, Manufacturer

Circa 1945
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Maker and Role
Hercules Cycle and Motor Company Britannia Works, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1945
Description
A power cycle 'Mosquito'. Engine: Brevetti Moto Garelli, Milano, Italy on Hercules bicycle with Dunlop tyres. Chrome handle bars with green plastic grips. Black metal bell on left handlebar. Rear wheel brake on left hand side. Right hand brake unconnected. Brown seat cover with plastic plaid top. Frame has single red pin stripe. Red light at rear wheel above ear guard. Petrol cylinder above rear wheel. Black metal mudguards on back and front tyres. Black plastic mudflap at end of front mudguard. Engine beneath gear chain. Hinged light at front beneath handlebar.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
THE HERCULES CYCLE & MOTOR CO. LTD. / BRITANNIA WKS BURMINGHAM Maker's Plate
DUNLOP MOTORETTE MADE UNDER D. R. C. o. s. PATENTS SEE CONDITIONS OF LIMITED LICENSE 26x1 3/8 TO FIT RIM B.S.E.A 3 & F.4 INFINITE HARD Embossed
Accession No
1977.59
Credit Line
Hercules Cycle and Motor Company Britannia Works. Circa 1945. Power Cycle [Mosquito], 1977.59. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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