Lot 304: Douglas MK IV
The brothers William and Edward Douglas founded the Douglas Engineering Company in Bristol in 1882. Initially doing blacksmith work, they progressed to foundry work, and then acquired the flat twin design of W. J. Barter, the founder of Light Motors Ltd. From 1907 they sold a Douglas 350 cc version. In 1915 the engine was placed lengthways in the frame with belt final drive, and electric lighting. During World War I Douglas was a major motorcycle supplier, making around 70,000 motorcycles for military use. Manufactured in 1934, this pre-war Douglas is described by the vendor to be in very good original condition with the transmission, 350cc engine and paint work all described as excellent. Finished in black and blue and supplied with a V5 document and MoT valid until 2010.
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|Registration number||MSJ 179|
|Engine capacity (cc)||500|
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