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Victoria Motor and Cycle Co. Ltd.,

Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrelated to the German motorcycle company of the same name, the Victoria company of Dennistoun, Glasgow, was to become Scotland’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, and by the outbreak of war in 1914, had developed a wide range of machines fitted with Precision engines made by FE Baker.  After the war, production continued using mainly Villiers, JAP, and Blackburne engines, until the company’s demise in 1926.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The "New Victoria" Cycle Manufacturing Co. of Scotland was based in Craigpark (Street) and 367 Alexandra Parade in Dennistoun, and had premises at 71 Cathedral Street and 78-82 Hanover Street in the

centre of Glasgow. Customers could watch their bicycles being made there.

Further addresses…...from old GPO Directories


The firm subsequently changed its name, first to the Victoria Manufacturing Co., and later to The Victoria Motor & Cycle Co., and diversified into the manufacture of motor cycles.

They started out making bicycles in the late 1890’s, but diversified from about 1904 into making motorcycles. They were the most   successful Scottish motorcycle ever made.  The Founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LISTINGS ON THIS WEBSITE:

 

1914 Catalogue

1922 Catalogue 

1937 Price List

 

1919 Motor Cycling Magazine

 

The Motor Cycle

1919, 1920,1921, 1993

 

British Bike Magazine

Illustrated article 1992

 

Classic Motorcycle Magazine picture 1988

 

Rubber Stamp Victoria Cycle Works

 

Three Victoria bicycles reported – details

 

Another Scottish motorcycle marque discovered -  related to the Victoria

 

A Victoria turns up in Otago NZ - details

 

Searching for the Victoria works

 

Further addresses

 

Glasgow Museum of Transport Library

 

The Founder of the firm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Links:     Glasgow Museum of Transport          Mitchell Library           

 

                       Hidden Glasgow Forum          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The number of surviving  Victoria motorcycles found so far is 12    details

 

 

 

 

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